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LOUISE ANN COLLINS

June 9, 2011

Louise Ann Collins of Milanville, PA, a retired seamstress and a lifelong resident of the area, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2011 at NE Hospice, Scranton, PA. She was 84.

The daughter of the late Leonard and Pearl Skinner Koferl, she was born July 10, 1926 in Narrowsburg, NY.

She was the widow of Richard Collins who had passed away on October 10, 2003.

A family statement reads: “Louise was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved Milanville and the countryside. She loved to garden and especially her flowers. She also enjoyed crochet. She will be sadly missed.”

Survivors include daughters Estella Olsen and Susannah. Austin, both of Milanville, PA; grandchildren Richard, John J. and Charles Austin; three great-grandchildren; brothers Raymond, Norman, Leonard and James Koferl; and sisters Elenore Edwards, Augusta and Rose Alfdorf.

She is also predeceased by sisters Mary Koferl and Alice Tyler; brothers John and Harold Koferl; and a great-granddaughter.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Donations may be made in Louise’s name to the Damascus Vol. Ambulance Corp. P.O. Box 63, Damascus, PA 18415.