Karen S. Collins

Karen S. Collins, Scranton, passed away Wednesday in the Wilkes Barre General Hospital after an illness.   She was the widow of Randy Collins.

Born 1963 in Scranton she was the daughter of Betty J. Lee of Scranton and the late Benjamin H. Lee.   She was educated in Scranton schools and graduated from the Scranton Technical High School.  Karen enjoyed helping others and was a volunteer at the Advocacy Alliance in Scranton.   She was a member of the Elm Park United Methodist Church.

Also surviving are her loving family including sisters Kimberly J. Lee and Betsy Miller, and her husband Bill; nieces Jill Zayac, Lee Yeomans and her husband Doug and Jane Miller; great nieces and nephews Grace, Xavier and Justus Bronson and Ben Yeomans.

She was also preceded in death by her beloved daughter Karri Lynn Lee on December 7, 2016.

A celebration of Karen’s life will be held Saturday at 3pm in the Elm Park United Methodist Church 712 Linden St. Scranton officiated by Revs. Mike Bealla and Doug Posgate.

Friends may call Saturday from 2pm until time of service.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions should be made to the Elm Park United Methodist Church 712 Linden St. Scranton, PA. 18510 or to the Court Street United Methodist Church 816 Court St. Scranton, PA. 18508.

To share a memory or to leave a condolence please visit www.vanstonandjames.com

Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of the Vanston and James Funeral Home, Ash St., Scranton.




  1. Chris Howe

    I am so very sorry for your loss, your family is in my thoughts and prayers🙏 God Bless!

  2. Michael A. Orlando Jr.

    My condolences and prayers to Betty, Betsy, Kimberly, and all family and friends.  Her late daughter Karri was my dearest friend and may they be together forever in peace.

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