Wilma Lois (Holler) Collins, 91, of Wheeling, WV passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on April 12, 2022. She was born in Bridgeport, Ohio on January 29, 1931 to the late William and Jane (Watson) Holler.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Jane Ann (Holler) Vogler, and her husband James Lee Collins whom she married on September 11, 1954. Wilma and Jim raised a grateful family to include four children Tim (Chris) Collins of Downingtown, PA; Kirk (Tracy) Collins of Wheeling, WV; Scott Collins of Daniel Island, SC; and Stacey (Phil) of Dunn Loring, VA; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren Ryan, Megan, Erin, James Lee II, Haleigh, Carly, Austin, Meredith, Carson, Shelby, Sienna, Riley, Spencer, Libby, Anna, Conner, Bryce and Brady.
Wilma had many friends. She loved to play bridge and spent many cherished afternoons with the ‘Lunch Bunch’. She was an avid reader and sports enthusiast. Throughout her life, Wilma was very active. She loved to play tennis, take long walks and she also loved to craft. She worked tirelessly on cross stitch patterns and gifted many treasured pieces to family and friends.
Wilma was a devout Roman Catholic. She graduated from the Cathedral Grade School and St. Joseph’s Academy. She faithfully served in her community as a volunteer and Board Member of the Auxiliary of Wheeling Hospital and served as a member of the Charter Guild of Wheeling Jesuit University and the Oglebay Institute.
Family and friends will be received Mon., April 18 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Homes, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tue., April 19 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. Interment will be held at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Catholic Charities, Corpus Christi Church or the Cathedral of St. Joseph.