Published by Tribune Review on Feb. 2, 2022.
Doris E. (Henry) Collins, 95, formerly of Export, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. She was born Nov. 12, 1926, in Black Lick, to the late Albert and Lillian (Hancock) Henry. Doris left home after high school at the age of 17 and went to work for military intelligence in Washington, D.C., helping to decipher the Japanese code during World War II. She then went to NYC, where she attended Columbia University School of the Arts. While in New York City, Doris modeled for couturier houses, created an all-girl band and was an Arthur Murray dance teacher. She was a talented artist and musician who enjoyed painting and played the Hawaiian guitar since the age of 5. She was an avid bridge player and golfer, and she loved to cook. She attended First United Methodist Church in Irwin. Doris is survived by her two daughters, Lori F. (Richard) Loughner and Elizabeth H. Collins; two grandchildren, Sarah E. and Matthew A. Loughner; two sisters, Gertrude Saxman and Evelyn (Robert) Neighly; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Philip G. Collins; three brothers, Leonard, Dale (surviving Alice) and Raymond Henry; and a sister, Joyce McClelland. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at LINDSAY-JOBE FUNERAL HOME INC., 3343 Route 130, Harrison City, 724-744-2721. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at First United Methodist Church, 310 Oak St., Irwin. Everyone please meet at church. Interment will follow in Woodlawn CemeteryDenmark Manor. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the church. Doris’ family would like to thank the staff of Golden Heights for their care over the past few years. online condolences can be given at www.Lindsay-JobeFuneralHome.com.