WILLARD, Ohio — Michelle Ann Collins-Staten, age 45, formerly of Ashtabula, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in her home with her children by her side.
The daughter of Ervin Collins Jr. and Helen Rose–Knox, she born on Sept. 27, 1968, in Ashtabula. Michelle was a proud graduate of Edgewood High School Class of 1987.
Michelle was the best mom! She loved, supported and encouraged her children to set goals and achieve them. Michelle will be remembered for her strength, courage and grace during her life journey.
She is survived by her children, Dallas D. Slay IV, Miranda M. Staten and Marissa M. Staten; her siblings, Donna Moore, Deanie Collins, Bobby (Michelle) Collins and Joe Collins; sister-in-law, Tonya Collins; and her first husband, Dallas Slay III.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Staten Jr.; her parents; and her brother, Michael Collins.
Funeral Services will be held 7 p.m., Saturday, April 12th, at Pentecostal Church of God, 2221 Cook Road, Ashtabula, with the Revs. Kenneth Roberts and Thomas McCain officiating.
Calling Hours will be observed from 5 p.m. until time of Service on Saturday at the Church.
If desired, contributions may be made to the family.
The children would like to thank Deb and Krystal and the staff members of Med Central Hospice for their kindness to their mother.
DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula is in charge of arrangements. Obituary at www.ducro.com and starbeacon.com.