Imogene I. Collins, 84, of Sugar Grove, Pa., passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, at the Warren General Hospital, of complications from a stroke.
She was born Jan. 31, 1930, at home on Wilson Road, to Benjamin and Christine Eckert Meyer.
Valedictorian of her Lander High School class of 1947, she then went on to graduate from Warren Business College in 1948. Imogene had worked at Jamestown City Bank, Flickinger's, GG Green and the Corry Jamestown Co. She also helped her daughter at Frewsburg Floral Design.
Imogene was a devout Catholic, who enjoyed attending Mass, and watching EWTN. She also enjoyed knitting, crocheting, crossword puzzles and reading.
On July 30, 1948, she married her late husband, Gaylord L. Collins in the Sacred Heart Church in Lakewood. She had six children: Christine Kerr of Sugar Grove, Pa., Deborah (Robert) Graves Jr., of Corry, Pa., Monica (Dennis) Viglo of Youngsville, Pa., Michael (Jane) Collins of Sugar Grove, Pa., Gail "Tooie" (Lisa Jordan) Collins of Corry, Pa., and Jeni (Mark) Gage of Frewsburg, N.Y.; a sister Pat Gruber; her grandchildren: Heidi (Tim) Farrell, Julie (Michael) Arsenault, Luke (Michelle) Allenson, Eric (Carrie) Collins, Laura (Rodney) Morris, Jake (Mandy) Graves and Mark Collins and Trevor Collins' great-grandchildren: Gavin Arsenault, Alexandria Farrell, Mason Graves, Breighton Arsenault, JT and Ashley Allenson and a great-grandson, Collins on the way; and several stepgrand- and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband of nearly 40 years, who passed Jan. 31, 1988, she was preceded in death by a great-grandson: Jacob Arsenault; a foster daughter, Mary Smith; a son-in-law, Thomas Kerr; her sisters: Mary Hanson and Katherine Lyon Bloss; and a brother, Benjamin Harold Meyer.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at noon at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Lakewood, N.Y. The Rev. Fr. Bill Berrett, will be celebrant. Burial will follow in the Wesleyan Cemetery in Sugar Grove. Pa.
Friends are invited to call at the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 314 N. Main St., Youngsville, on Monday from 4-7 p.m.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA 16365. Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.net.