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Kathryn L. Collins

Kathryn L. Collins, 93, of Bishopville died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 at home. She was born in Roxana, Del. and was the daughter of the late James and Anna (Wilgus) Leary.
She was a member of Wilson United Methodist Church in Bishopville, where she sang in the church choir for many years.
She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Emerson S. Collins of Bishopville; three sons, Michael E. Collins and wife, Shirley, of Snow Hill; David J. Collins and wife, Connie, of Bishopville and Jeffrey R. Collins and wife, Kathy, of Selbyville; a daughter, Barbara C. Poniatowski and husband, Conrad, of St. Augustine, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Michael Collins, Aaren Hayman, Jessica Collins, Kyle Collins, Megan Collins, Kathleen Poniatowski, Chris Daniel and Beth Hanson; five great-grandchildren, Ethan Collins, Clara Collins-Ellingsworth, Kennedy Hayman, Korie Hayman and Richard Hanson IV.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Leary and a sister, Ruth Pepper.
A special thank you from the family to our caregivers, Barbara, Faye, Carolyn, Loretta, Anna and Ruby for the love and compassion given to our mother.
A funeral service was held Monday, Aug. 31, 2015 at Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville with Rev. Cliff Toomey officiating. Burial was in Wilgus Cemetery in Roxana.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21802; Wilson United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 375, Bishopville, Md. 21813 or Bishopville Vol. Fire Co.,   c/o Bank of Ocean City, P.O. Box 3899, Ocean City, Md. 21843.
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