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Mary L. Collins

Mary L. Collins, 83, Madison, Wis., formerly of Woodstock, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Madison.

She was born April 29, 1930, to Walter and Alice (Granger) Robinson in Chicago.

She lived in Woodstock the majority of her life before moving to Madison 22 years ago. She worked at Precision Twist in Crystal Lake for 30 years, IGA and A&P grocery stores in Woodstock, and was a trusted and loved employee of Pierce’s Little Store. She attended Luther Memorial Church in Madison. She was an avid bowler.

Survivors include her best friend and partner, Bob Edwards; three sisters, Jane Fish, Judy Walters and Marge Redding; six children, Jean (Jerry) Krocke, Peg (Ken) Stubner, Susan (Gene) Hinderliter, Brion (Lynn), Candy (Wayne) Jones, and Pat J (Nicole); 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Collins; four brothers, Walter, Phil, Guy and Louis Robinson; and three sisters, Shirley Deaton, Betty Coss and Alice Whiting.

A memorial gathering will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock, until 1 p.m. when the memorial service will begin. 

A service also will be held Sunday, Feb. 16, at Luther Memorial Church, Madison. Memorials can be made to the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center.

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