Doris E. (Howell) McCollum

January 2, 1930 ~ June 1, 2021 (age 91)


Doris McCollum, 90, formerly of Perrysburg, OH, passed away on Tuesday June 1, 2021 at Aperion Care, Marseilles.

Following cremation rights entrusted to Ottawa Funeral Home and Crematory, she will be Buried in the Ft. Meigs Union Cemetery, in Perrysburg, Ohio in a private ceremony. 

Born December 2nd, 1930, in Marseilles, IL, to George L and Amelia (Case) Howell. She married Clifford McCollum on September 18th, 1970 in Morris, IL. 

She is survived by a sister, Margaret Wagner; a brother, Donald Howell; two daughters, Deborah (Gary) Miller and Francine Babcock; a son, Lewis Babcock; two step-sons, Clifford and Dean McCollum; a step-daughter, Susan Houghtlin, nine grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren also survive. 

Doris was preceded in death by her parents;  husband, Cliff; a sister, Merietta Hanson; a brother, Richard Howell; a son, Robert Babcock jr.; a step son, Danny McCollum; brothers-in-law, Dale McCollum and Don Wagner; and a grandson, Paul Babcock.

Doris was a waitress at the Oasis Truck Stop in Ottawa, IL, where she met her husband, Cliff, and she was a member of the Ottawa VFW Auxiliary. She was the perfect mix of sugar and spice. Doris would tell you how it was while giving you candy from her pocket or purse. She enjoyed making gifts for friends and family and was happiest giving to others. 

Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association or a charity of the donor's choice.


To send flowers to Doris' family, please visit our floral store.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family
© 2021 Ottawa Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy