Lucille Collins, 85, Greeley, Kansas, passed away Friday, May 9, 2014, at Golden Heights in Garnett, Kansas.
A mass of Christian burial is planned for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Greeley, Kansas. Family members plan to greet friends following a rosary at 7 p.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Church, Greeley.
Lucille was born Nov. 24, 1928, in Greeley, the daughter of Hattie and Lawrence Lanzrath.
Lucille was a graduate of Greeley High School. She then earned her teaching degree from Ursuline Academy receiving a teaching degree. She taught school at a small country school north of Garnett.
Lucille married Martin Feuerborn, of Garnett, Kansas, Jan. 27, 1948 and they were blessed with five children. Martin passed away in 1963.
Lucille worked hard to help support her family as a single mother. She worked as a secretary for Greeley High School and later was employed at the Bank of Greeley.
Lucille met Paul Collins, of Williamsburg, at a parish dance and they were joined in marriage Nov. 28, 1970. They enjoyed 38 years together until Paul’s death in 2009.
Lucille was a very active member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Greeley for many years where she was also a member of the Council of Catholic Women. She loved teaching CCD classes to the parish youth. She started and maintained the Catholic Regional Library. Lucille was incredibly gifted in painting, ceramics and she also made dozens of stuffed animals for her grandchildren. Lucille thoroughly enjoyed the blessing of family, many grandchildren and extended family. She was a joy to them beyond description.
Lucille was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Martin and Paul; two children, infant daughter, Elaine, and son, James Feuerborn; four brothers, Duane, Lyle, Ellis and Larry Lanzrath; and one grandchild, Chester Feuerborn.
Survivors include three children, Kathryn Sommer, Dale Feuerborn, David Feuerborn and wife, Colette; 20 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ronald Lanzrath and wife, Irmina, Willis Lanzrath, and Ralph and wife, Kay Lanzrath; and daughter-in-law, Lois Jameson and husband, Dean.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John’s Building Fund.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com