Wilma L. Collins

January 29, 1931 - April 12, 2022

01/29/1931 - 04/12/2022

Past Services

Monday April 18, 2022
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Tuesday April 19, 2022

Tuesday April 19, 2022
10:30 am
Cathedral of St. Joseph
1300 Eoff St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-233-4121 | Directions

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.

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Debbie (Grundy)Brookes
1 year ago

I am so sorry to read this news .I met Mrs .Collins at the office where I worked … I loved our conversations through out the years …such a dear lady. My parents knew her and Mr.Collins , so she always asked about them! Gosh bless!

Sue Blevins
1 year ago

It saddens me to read about the passing of Wilma. She was a true lady in every sense of the word. I met Wilma and Jim through tennis. She was always a pleasure to be around. Her kindness never wavered. She will be missed by all those who had the opportunity to know her. May the Collins’ family find peace in your faith and find comfort from your memories. Jim and Wilma are together once again. RIP With my deepest sympathy to the family.

1 year ago

Heartfelt condolences to the Collins family on the passing of Mrs. Collins. Our families were acquainted for many years, and I miss the times at the Collins’ home with Tim and friends. Mrs. Collins was a gracious host and a wonderful lady.

Heather Youssef
1 year ago

Dear Collins Family, I was very sad to hear about Wilma’s passing. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was a beautiful, gracious lady and I have many happy memories of our tennis days and Sunday brunches! May she Rest in Peace.

Debbie Glaspell
1 year ago

To the Collins family,
I am so sorry for the loss of Mrs. Collins. I was really shocked to hear how quick it was. I really enjoyed all of the years I had with her. She was a wonderful lady. I am really going to miss going there every two weeks. My thoughts and prayers are with every one of you. Rest in Heaven Mrs. Collins.

1 year ago

Dear Collins Family,
Alice & I were very sorry
to hear about Wilma’s passing.
Our thoughts and prayers are
with you & your family.
May you find strength & comfort
to help you through this time
of sorrow.
Wilma’s Friend & neighbor
In Williamsburg Circle.
Love, Tom & Alice Lemley
Port Saint Lucie FL