Bernice V. Collins, 93, of Colburn, passed away at 12:37 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center in Delphi. Born May 8, 1920 in Brockway Township, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Glenn and Martha Anna (Keyworth) Batchelor. Her marriage was to Orris A. Collins on February 11, 1939 in Wausen, OH and he preceded her in death on October 10, 1981. Bernice was a member of the Colburn United Methodist Church, Home Economics Club, and enjoyed reading. She is survived by a son, Richard "Dick" Collins of Colburn, three daughters, Marty Smith (husband, Duane) of Lafayette, Phyllis "PJ" Collins of Colburn, and Carol Snider (husband, Harry) of Colburn, one sister, Beverly McGinty of Westland, MI , a niece raised as a sister, Babette Ford of Michigan, 10 grandchildren 25 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, a brother, and a step-brother.
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Visitation from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. Wednesday service at Simplicity Funeral Care with Celebrant Carla Ellis officiating. Interment to follow at Colburn EUB Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the
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Published in the Journal & Courier on Apr. 1, 2014