Obituary-Monica Diane (Hunsberger) Collins, nee Miller

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Monica Diane (Hunsberger) Collins, nee Miller, 65, of Athena, Georgia, passed away from a lengthy illness and complications on September 18, 2013.

She was born in Elkhart, Indiana to the late Olen and Miriam Miller on October 29, 1947. Monica attended Elkhart High School and later received her GED, with honors, in her mid-50’s. She was married to Dale Hunsberger from 1968-1988. She then married the late William Collins in 1989 and they lived together in Indiana and Michigan before relocating to Athens, Georgia.

Monica worked part-time in Bristol and volunteered as a softball coach for the Bristol Little League. She enjoyed making crafts and playing with her dogs.

Monica is survived by her son Alan (Thanette) Hunsberger of Denham Springs, Louisiana; daughter Audra (Ryan) Sweany of Indianapolis, Indiana; daughter Andi (Carl) Wilson of Carmel, Indiana; nine grandchildren: Nicole (Shane) Harris; Shawn (Lindsey) Wilson; Ashley Hunsberger; Shanna Lambert; Cole Lambert; Skylar Sweany; Camryn Sweany; Parker Wilson; and Kate Wilson; two great-granddaughters Anya and Alaina Harris; and great-grandson Asher Wilson.

Other survivors include step-daughter Chris Wiley of Elkhart, Indiana; step-daughter Tricia Collins of Elkhart, Indiana; step-grandchildren Kyle Lawrence; Alyssa Lawrence; Corey Lawrence; Keegan Collins; Matt Ryman; Jillian Yoder; and Cody Wiles; and eleven step-great-grandchildren.

Monica’s body will be cremated and her ashes will be placed next to her late husband’s in Rice Cemetery in Elkhart, Indiana.

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  1. Monica and I are cousins and grew up together in Elkhart. Mariam and my mother Dolores (Dee) were very close sisters. After her mother died Monica lived with us in South Bend for several years. The last time I saw her was in 1983 when she came to Sacramento to my mothers funeral. I have been looking for her for a long time. I didn’t realize she had remarried. I am sorry you lost your mother. She was special. I am sorry to have found her too late. I would love to hear about her life from her family.

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