WAUNETA -- Velma D. Collins, 94 died Thursday (March 24, 2005) at Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial.
She was born April 8, 1910, in Hayes County to Richard and Kitty (Lantz) Daniel. She graduated from Wauneta High School. She continued her education at Kearney State Teachers College where she graduated with a degree in elementary education.
On July 25, 1929, she married Boyd Lee Collins in Sterling, Colo. To this union two daughters were born. They made their home in Hayes County most of their married life. She taught school in Hayes County and then was involved in social work for 40 years until her retirement.
She attended Hamlet Union Church and taught adult Sunday school.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Boyd; an infant son; two brothers, Alvin and Richard Daniel; and one sister, Etta Trainer.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara and husband, Lyle Ingersoll, of Palisade and Linda Clark of Omaha; sister-in-law, Ruby Black of Palisade; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Graveside services will be Monday, 10:30 a.m., at Meadow Lawn Cemetery in Hamlet with Ray Ridlen officiating. Burial will be at Meadow Lawn.
Visitation will be Saturday until noon. Friends may go online at www.carpenterbreland to extend condolences.
Memorials may be given in her name.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.