MILLERS MILLS – Carol Huxtable Collins, age 79, of Millers Mills, NY, passed away peacefully, on Sunday, August 21, 2022, at home, with her family by her side.
She was born on January 20, 1943, in Ilion, the daughter of Henry B. and Doris (O’Rourke) Huxtable and graduated from West Winfield High School. Carol was married to Richard L. Collins, on August 29, 1964, at St. Joseph’s Church, West Winfield. She worked at Citizen’s First National Bank, was a teacher’s aide at Mount Markham Middle School and most recently, was a licensed real estate agent, at Bruce Ward Real Estate.
Carol was a leader in her community as a Sunday school teacher, 4-H Leader, member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and officer in the Millers Mills Community Baptist Church and the Millers Mills Grange, for many years. Carol enjoyed painting, floral arranging and antiquing. Her love of family and friends was evident in the many gatherings she loved to host.
Surviving family members include her husband, Richard; her daughter, Kathleen (“Katie”) Wheelock and her husband Ronald; her son, Stephen Collins and his wife Kelly; her 6 grandchildren, Capt. Matthew Wheelock (USMC) and his wife Emily, Caleb Wheelock, Stacy Collins and her companion Seth Hammont, Kelsey Collins and her companion Derrick Groat, Chad Collins and his companion Nicole Bommarito, and Alissa Collins and her companion Nate Goodwin; her 2 great-grandchildren, Liam Wheelock and Laine Collins; her special sister-in-law, Susan Huxtable; her brother-in-law, James Collins; her sister-in-law, Doris Miller; her brother-in-law, Charles Collins and his wife, MaryAnne; her sister-in-law, Kay Collins; loving nieces and nephews; many wonderful Huxtable cousins; and a very dear friend, Peggy Wheelock.
A Celebration of Carol’s Life and Memorial Service will be held 12 noon, Friday, September 23, 2022, at the Millers Mills Community Baptist Church, 647 Millers Mills Rd., West Winfield, NY, with Pastor Jessica Merrill, officiating.
Anyone wishing to share a memory of Carol, or add to her online memorial, may go to www.applegateandday.com
In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the Millers Mills Community Baptist Church, 647 Millers Mills Rd., West Winfield, NY 13491. Envelopes will also be available at the Church Service.
Carol’s services are entrusted to her long time family friend, Funeral Director, Don Applegate, assisted by family friend, Judy Applegate, of the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Homes, of Ilion (315-895-7722).