Dorothy J. (Collins) Folsom, 87, of Northern Warrick County, Indiana passed away on
Wednesday, April 17, 2019. She was born in Boonville, Indiana on August 10, 1931 to the late
Andrew Sr. and Elnora (Eilert) Collins.
Dorothy grew up during the Great Depression in Boonville on East Division Street in a small four-room home. She was one of ten children and the only girl. At an early age, Dorothy learned that life was to be treasured. Faith, forgiveness, and redemption were instilled in her heart and often spoken by her Mother, Father, and Grandma Minnie. As a young girl, she proudly watched as her older brothers went off to war and were always grateful for their service as well as her husband’s service in the Armed Forces.
She married her high school sweetheart, Robert F. (Bob) Folsom, on May 23, 1952, in Boonville, Indiana and shared nearly 63 years together. In 1955, they moved to Hart Township, Warrick County where they began their country venture with hard work, little money, and much love. In 1979, they relocated a short distance from their original location atop a large hill in a home they built together. Many wonderful gatherings, dinners, and barbecues took place with family and friends on the Folsom Farm. Dorothy was an amazing cook. She loved and diligently maintained a large organic garden until recent years. She had a passion for sewing and often took on projects despite the difficulty. Most of her life was spent taking care of family, but in her younger years she was employed as a telephone operator and a mail carrier. Dorothy was a member of Fletcher Chapel United Methodist Church.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Bob in 2015; her brothers, Paul, Richard, Myrl, John, Andy, Alvin, Floyd, Frank, and Jim Collins; lifelong friends, Keith Combs and his wife Wilma who passed ten days after Dorothy.
She is survived by her devoted daughter, Becky Folsom Hodges; her Grandson Bobby
(Michelle) Hodges and Great-grandsons Brandtley and Brockton; Granddaughter Jessica
Hodges and Great-grandson Henry. Also, surviving is her lifelong friend June Metzger and
Dianna Pemberton Harris who was like a second daughter.
Friends may visit with the family from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM, Saturday, May 18th, at Fletcher Chapel United Methodist Church, Hwy. 61 North, Lynnville, Indiana where a Celebration of Life will begin at 1:00 PM. Interment will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Boonville, Indiana at a later date.
Methodist Church, or a charity of your choice.
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