Dorothy Collins-Jackson


Dorothy M. Collins-Jackson, 90, of Defiance, Ohio, passed away on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at Glenn Park, Defiance.

She was born on July 10, 1923, to Ira and Lotta (Hawks) Beach in Maple Grove, MI. Dorothy married George F. Collins and he passed away in 1982. She then married W.T. "Bud" Jackson in 1994 and he passed away on April 19, 2011.

She attended the Albright Business School and worked at Kellogg's. Dorothy loved doting upon her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading, antiques, sewing and making dolls. During WWII she served as a riveter and welder.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Sally (Dennis) Peterson of Sun City West, Ariz., Joe (Charlene) Collins of Sparks, Nev., Kay (David) Patrick of Versailles, Ky., Valerie (Michael) Quinn of Delton, Mich., Jan (Roy) MacDonald of Defiance, Ohio, Bill (Shelly) Jackson of Erie, Colo., Terry (Barbara) Jackson of Littleton, Colo., Dale (Jennifer) Jackson of Nashville, Tenn., Bonita Jackson of Wheatridge, Colo., Penny (John) Dreisbach of Reno, Nev., 18 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, brother, Ira (Beverly) Beach, and her little dog, Toto, too.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, George F. Collins, W.T. "Bud" Jackson; and a sister, Marlea Sullivan.

Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance.

Burial will be at a later date in Battle Creek Memorial Park, Battle Creek, Mich.

The family request memorials be made to the Kidney Foundation or St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

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