FOREST — Marilyn Sue Collins, age 82, died Monday, February 24, 2014 at 1:25 AM at Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Arlington, Ohio.
She was born on December 1, 1931 in Lima, Ohio to Ernest and Madge (Kanawal) Schaaf, who preceded her in death. On June 3, 1956 she married Edward L. Collins and he survives in Forest, Ohio.
Marilyn was a homemaker and retired in 1984 from Hardin Northern Schools where she worked as an elementary school teacher's aide. She was a 1949 graduate of Lima Senior High School. She was an avid gardener and loved to crochet. Marilyn was an artist, who played the piano and loved reading.
Surviving are a son, Michael Edward Collins of Forest; 2 daughters, Cheryl Ann (Joseph Edward) Mattias of Grand Rapids, MI, and Terry Elizabeth Collins of Forest; and 3 grandchildren, Philip Michael, Emily Elizabeth, and Andrew Joseph.
She was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Ernest Collins; and 2 sisters, Helen Ann Hardin and Wanda Jean Seitz.
A funeral service will begin at 1:00 PM on Friday, February 28, 2014 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada with Pastor Trent Boedicker. Burial will be in St. Matthew Lutheran Church Cemetery, Cridersville.
Friends may call 4:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Good Samaritan Society of Arlington.
Condolences may be expressed at www.hansonneely.com