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Marilyn Collins

Marilyn Collins (nee Hunter), 78 of Elyria, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at the Cleveland Clinic following a short illness.
Born August 27, 1934 in Lorain, she settled in Elyria in 1962. She graduated from Brookside High School and then from St. Alexis Hospital School of Nursing in 1955.
She worked as a nursing supervisor at Elyria Methodist Home from 1975 until her retirement. Prior to that, she worked at St. Joseph Hospital on the maternity unit for 20 years.
Marilyn was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Elyria, and the former Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Lorain, AARP and Golden Agers.
She enjoyed traveling, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.
Surviving are her sons, Thomas Jr. of Elyria, Jerome of Elyria, James (Laura) of Lorain and Robert (Theresa) of Middleburg Heights; a daughter, Sharon (Jim) Phelps of Amboy, IL; grandchildren, Deborah, Magan, Caitlin, Sean, James, Abigail, Victoria, Sophie, Aaron, Delaney, and Aidan; a brother, Walter J. (Charlotte) Hunter of Tampa, FL.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Thomas J. Collins Sr. in 1991; parents, Walter and Josephine (nee Estok) Hunter; and a daughter-in-law, Margaret Collins in 1997.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm in the Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain. Funeral services will be Saturday at 9:00 am in the funeral home, followed by mass at 9:30 am at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 41295 North Ridge Road, Elyria. Rev. Donald H. Dunson, pastor will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.

Cemetery Details

Calvary Cemetery
555 North Ridge Road
Lorain, OH,


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Please view this photo album Sharon and I compiled for Marilyn:https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10200418832506876.1073741827.1637991826&type=3

James Phelps - April 15, 2013 at 07:15 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Debbie Collins sent a virtual gift in memory of Marilyn Collins

Debbie Collins - April 10, 2013 at 08:24 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marilyn Collins

Debbie Collins - April 10, 2013 at 08:20 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

This candle will burn forever just like the memories you gave us. I'm more then grateful for all you installed in me and help me mold to be the person that I am. Words cannot describe all what you have done for me. Plus giving me your wisdom and belief in me. Love you so much Grandma

Debbie Collins - April 10, 2013 at 08:23 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marilyn Collins

Lenora Rinella - April 05, 2013 at 11:03 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marilyn Collins

Karen Matey - April 05, 2013 at 12:16 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I will never forget you Marilyn. I always enjoyed our visits! Your thoughtfulness will always be remembered when you brought back Holy Water from the River Jordan with a few drops of water added from Fatima from your visit to the Holy Land and gave me when our daughter was born in 1995. We used that water for her Christening. Your faith has always inspired me and you will never be forgotten.

Karen Matey - April 05, 2013 at 12:52 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Dear Collins Family,I just wanted to say how sorry I am to learn of your loss. May the God of all comfort sustain you during this difficult time. I have also found the following promises to be comforting John 5:28,29 about the resurrection hope as well as Rev. 21:4 where God promises to do away with all the things that cause us suffering and pain including death forever. It is my sincere hope that these thoughts comfort your family at this time.Laura

Laura - April 05, 2013 at 09:41 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marilyn Collins

Linda Harrison - April 04, 2013 at 08:38 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Our condolences to the family ~ Bill, Marie, Evelyn and Nicholas Stumphauzer

Stumphauzer Family - April 04, 2013 at 05:48 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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