September 21, 2014

Medina
Thunderstorms
67°F

Shirley Collins

Collins_ShirleyThe love of our lives, Shirley Collins, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Her entire family was by her side. Born September 12, 1937 in Medina, to William T. and Leona Adams.

Bill and Shirley have been together for 65 years, marrying on July 6, 1957. They made the move to Naples, Florida in 1965 and worked side by side building various businesses together. She was a wonderful wife and mother. She loved watching her family grow and was their biggest fan. Shirley loved using her artistic abilities by painting landscapes and portraits for family and friends.

Shirley is survived by her loving husband, Bill; her four children, Peggy Collins, Susan Zenz (Tom), Jennifer MacAlister (Steve), William (Billy) Collins; nine grandchildren, Ashley Isphording Williamson (Danny), Courtney Isphording, Alexis Isphording (Jorn), Catherine MacAlister (Sean), Wyatt MacAlister, Allison Zenz, Matthew Zenz, Abigail Zenz and Taylor Collins; great grandchildren, Cameron Ingersoll, Chase Ingersoll, Jacob Williamson, Brady Williamson, Kylie Boone, Tommy Hoch, Delaney Williamson, Lincoln Smith, Ethan Zenz, Lilien Liebig, Mary Kate Margaret Boone, all of Naples Florida; Shirley is also survived by her sisters, Sue Farren, Dianne Meyers; and brother, William Adams.

She was preceded by his sisters, Barbara Keyser, Nancy Zook, Sandra Parker; and brothers, Larry Adams, and Rodger Adams.

Shirley will be missed by everyone she has ever known. She was a trooper and a loving and kind person to all she met. She will be greatly missed.

In the near future, the family will have a private celebration of her life.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to any of the following: American Heart Association, Lupus Foundation of America, American Diabetes Association, National Psoriasis Foundation and Arthritis Foundation.