Colleen M. Collins Dolan Emerson, 87, of Clarksburg, WV, passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family, both in person and others in spirit. She was born in Clarksburg on July 11, 1930, a daughter of the late Roy and Muriel (McDaniels) Collins.
In addition to her parents Colleen was preceded in death by her first husband, John J. Dolan Sr.; her second husband, Ernest E. “Gene” Emerson; one son, John J. Dolan Jr.; one great-granddaughter, Hannah Dolan; two brothers: Roy and Ray Collins; and one sister, Marjorie Collins Evans.
Colleen is survived by six children: Gary Dolan (Kay) of Pooler, GA, Maureen Reinhart (Wayne) of Clarksburg, Carolyn Pekar (Tom) of Barboursville, WV, Joyce Hunter (William “Bill”) of Clarksburg, Gloria Davis (Dwight) of Laurel Park, and Connie Harnett (Danny Miller) of Clarksburg; a daughter-in-law, Donna Dolan of Clarksburg; 14 grandchildren: Nichole Dolan (fiancé Jeff Hawkins), Kerri Coe (Robbie), Jonathon Dolan (Gynger), Shawn Dolan (Michelle), Michael Reinhart (Amy), Michelle Pochick (Scott), Timothy Pekar, Tonya Pekar-Second, Alicia Pekar, Meghan Fincham (Chad), Micky Davis (Staci), Justin Harnett (Erin), Hayden Martin, and Grayson Martin; 19 great-grandchildren: John Caleb Dolan, Zackary Coe, Ezra Dolan, Evan Dolan, Sophia Dolan, Olivia Dolan, Ansley Dolan, Joshua Reinhart, Joseph Reinhart, Caden Pochick, Jaxon Pochick, Desiree Pekar, Dakota Pekar, Gavin Second, Emzie Fincham, Jozee Fincham, Madison Harnett, Austin Harnett, Lillian Harnett, and Baby boy Davis on the way.
Colleen lived in the East End section of Clarksburg her entire life and was proud to call it home. Although she obtained her CNA Colleen was a homemaker and was Lutheran by faith. The most important thing in her life was her family and she loved family celebrations and cooking for everyone. She was happiest when her family was around, but also enjoyed gardening, flowers, and just sitting on her front porch on nice days.
Family and friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home 329 E. Main Street Clarksburg, WV, on Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 3 until 8pm. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 10am. Interment will follow at the Stonewall Park Cemetery. Online condolences, www.davisweaverfuneralhome.com The Davis-Weaver Funeral Home is honored to serve the Dolan-Emerson Family during this time.