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Obituaries

Obituaries

Nancy Lynn Gunnerson Collins 1943 - 2006 Lawrence

Private family services will be later for Nancy Lynn Gunnerson Collins, 63, Lawrence. A celebration of life was Nov. 17.Mrs. Collins died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006, at her home.She was born July 19, 1943, in Harrisburg, Pa., the daughter of Leonard and Nancy Virginia Lucus Gunnerson.She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh as a registered nurse. She was certified for the American Red Cross in 1964 at Western Pennsylvania Hospital. She lived in Harrisburg; McKeesport, Pa.; Downey, Calif.; and Norwalk, Calif., before she moved to Lawrence in 1979.Mrs. Collins worked at St. Francis Hospital in California from 1968 to 1979 and at Lawrence Memorial Hospital from 1980 until her death. She was licensed and affiliated with the Kansas and California state boards of nursing throughout her career. She was a member of the Elks Club and American Legion wife's association. She was a past member of Friends of the Library.She married Donald Wayne Collins on Sept. 1, 1974, in California. He survives, of the home.Other survivors include a brother, Gary, Downey, Calif.The family suggests memorials to The Salvation Army's Lawrence building fund, 946 N.H., Lawrence 66044.