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Sara Jean (Weaver) Collins

October 27, 1937 ~ October 2, 2020 (age 82)


Sara J "Sally" (Weaver) Collins passed away at Good Samaritan Hospice at Concordia in Cabot on October 2nd, 2020 after battling a long illness. 

 Born October 27th, 1937 in Clearfield, PA she was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School and the Shadyside School of Nursing. 

On May 14th, 1960 she was married to W Barry Collins of Brackenridge, PA.

Upon graduating from Nursing school, she worked as a Registered Nurse in various hospitals in Ohio and Pennsylvania before finding her true calling working with the elderly as Director of Nursing in Nursing homes beginning in Avon, CT.   Upon moving back to the Pittsburgh area she continued in that capacity for several Nursing homes in Allegheny and Butler Counties over the past 40 years. She dedicated her life to taking care of others.  

She will be remembered by all for her caring nature, tireless work ethic and wonderful sense of humor that touched everyone she came in contact with. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sara J. (Pearce) Weaver and Silas A Weaver of Punxsutawney, PA,  Her Grandson Zane A Collins, her sister Anna Mae Hiles of Punxsutawney and her brothers Rob Weaver of Carlisle PA and Ted Weaver of Littleton,CO.

She is survived by her loving husband of over 60 years, W Barry Collins of Butler PA; her sons Gregg W Collins and Gary T Collins; her 4 Grandchildren - Ian, Jarred, Nicholas and Samantha; and her brother David Weaver as well as countless friends and family.

In accordance to Sally’s wishes, there will be no visitation.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney.

Her ashes will be interred at Mt Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Bell Township, Jefferson County.





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