Bernice Collins, 50

Bernice E. Collins, 50, Huntington, passed away at 10:22 p.m. on Monday, July 8, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice in Fort Wayne.

Bernice was a 1981 graduate of Southwood High School. She was a member of the Jehovah Witness all her life and she did full time ministry work for several years. She loved people, gardening, photography and warm beaches.

She was born on Dec. 26, 1962 in Hamilton, County, the daughter of David W. and Alice (Balliard) Dragstrem.

She was united in marriage to Michael A. Collins on Dec. 18, 1983 in Huntington. Her husband survives.

Additional survivors include her mother: Alice Dragstrem , Wabash.

She was preceded in death by her father: David Dragstrem.

There will be no visitation or funeral service.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 20, at 3 p.m. at the Kingdom of Jehovah Witness, 1640 Grant Street, Huntington.

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Posted on 2013 Jul 10