Betty J. Collins
Betty J. Collins Papuzek 71, of 15th Street, Wellsville, Ohio died Wednesday, September 5, 2001 at East Liverpool City Hospital following a 1 year illness.
She was born in Dover, Ohio on October 28, 1929 and was the daughter of the late Isaac Freeman and Margaret Berger Freeman.
Mrs. Papuzek was a lifelong area resident of Wellsville and worked as a meter maid for 5 years. She was a 1948 graduate of Wellsville High School and a member of the Wellsville Church of the Nazarene.
Her first husband, Donald D. Collins, whom she married October 8, 1949, died in 1977; her second husband, William Papuzek, whom she married June 1984, died in 1989.
She is survived by two sons, Donald D. Collins, Jr. and his wife Pamela, of Hammondsville, Ohio and Taylor Steve Collins, and his wife Brenda of Wellsville, Ohio; a daughter, Batisha Lynn Collins, with whom she resides; a sister, Edna Brown and her husband, William, Bill of East Liverpool, Ohio; 5 grandchildren, Donald D. Collins III of Toronto, Ohio, Chris Taylor Collins, whom she helped to raise, Sean Collins of Wellsville, Ohio, Josh Lewis of Columbus and Chad Lewis of Wellsville, Ohio; 3 nephews, Bill Brown, Eddie Martin and Greg Martin; 3 nieces, Sue Martin, Bonnie Martin and Tammy Martin.
Besides her parents and husbands, Mrs. Papuzek was preceded in death by a sister Mrs. Mossie Martin, and a nephew, David Brown.
Services will be held at the Wellsville Chapel of the Martin-Maclean-Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Sunday, September 9, 2001 at 4:00 PM with Rev. Wayne Standley of the church officiating.
Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home in Wellsville on Saturday, September 8, 2001 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM and up until the time of the service on Sunday.