Helen A. Collins (Teacher)

Helen A. Collins (Teacher)

Mrs. Helen A. Collins, 74, of 314 East Main St. died at 3:25 p.m. Friday (March 19, 1982) at Genesee Memorial Hospital following a long illness.

Mrs. Collins, former head of the Batavia High School Language Department, was born Dec. 25, 1907 in Elmira, the daughter of the late Selaer and Jane Lynn Ayers. She had resided in Batavia since 1940.

A graduate of Elmira College, Mrs. Collins also studied at Laval University in Quebec and the Sorbonne in Paris. She retired in 1970 after teaching for 25 years.

Mrs. Collins was a member of St. James Church, the Conversation Class and was a former Childrens' Home board member. She also was a member of the National Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots, the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of American Colonists, the Huguenot Society, National Society of United States Daughters of 1812, National Society of New England Women, Daughters of Colonial Wars and National Society of Colonial Dames XVII Century.

Survivors include her husband, William H. Collins, retired Genesee Community College dean of business affairs; a daughter, Dr. H. Lynne Collins of Colombus, O; a brother, Selaer E. Ayers of Elmira, and a sister, Mrs. Henry Cook of Chenango Forks.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the H.E. Turner Inc. Mortuary. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. James Church. There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hudson View Cemetery in Mechanicsville.

Memorial may be made to Genesee Community College Scholarship Fund or a charity of the donor's choice.