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Margaret Collison
  • Passed away on September 07, 2017

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Margaret Anne Behen Collison was born in Dover DE on August 4 1942 to her parents James J Behen Jr and Mabel Driver Behen.  She attended Dover High School graduating in 1960.  While attending high school she was a member of the field hockey and cheerleading teams. She was selected to represent Dover high school as a cheerleader in the state football championship, blue gold game.   She attended Marjorie Webster College and married Robert H Collison in 1961.   She worked in several community banks including head teller at Clayton Bank.  She has two children Denise Ryan of Smyrna DE and Donna Marshall of Middletown DE

She enjoyed family events, cards with her friends, and traveling with her grandchildren.  After moving to Florida she enjoyed The Village Mustang Club, Chatham Social Club, bingo, pokeno, water aerobics classes and most importantly exercise classes and social events with her many Parkinson’s friends.  She was a volunteer at Bayhealth Hospital and The Village Regional Hospital.

She is survived by her husband Robert H Collison, the villages Florida, Denise L Ryan Smyrna DE, Donna L Marshall (John) Middletown De.  Grandchildren Craig R Ryan (Tricia) Smyrna DE, Eric M Ryan (Jessie) Clayton DE, Katrina A Mercer (Matthew) Salisbury MD, Kristina L Marshall Salisbury MD, great grandchildren Jaylen Mae Ryan, Margaret Jo Mercer and Elizabeth Kate Mercer .

Pre-deceased by her parents and her brother James J Behen III of Williamsburg VA.

Services will be held at a later date at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Dover DE and she will be interned at the Holy Cross Cemetery. She cherished her many friends and her pets.


In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Holy Cross Catholic Church, Dover DE or The Ted and Diane Brandley Hospice House, Summerfield FL









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