KEWANNA — Mary M. Collins, 79, Kewanna, passed away at 2:03 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at Woodbridge Health Campus, Logansport.
She was born May 5, 1934, in Kewanna, the daughter of Charles and Ida (Evans) Mullins. On Sept. 18, 1949, in Jeffersonville, she married Robert G. Collins. He preceded her in death Sept. 14, 2010.
Mrs. Collins was a homemaker and had worked as housekeeping supervisor for 21 years at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Earlier in life she worked as a cook at the Grass Creek Restaurant. In her spare time she had volunteered as a Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, attending sporting events, fish fries, playing table games and especially spending time with her family.
Survivors include her children, Carolyn and husband Ronald Pearson of Macy, Lois and husband Sam Coffing of Kewanna, Ruth Collins-Price of Logansport, Peggy and husband Jim Scarbrough of Post Falls, Idaho, Michael and wife Emyle Collins of Plymouth, Jim and wife Viola Collins of Knox and Amy and husband Scott Lewis of North Manchester; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brothers, Ralph Mullins of Rochester and LeRoy and wife Pat Mullins of Kewanna; sisters, Verna Huegel of South Bend, Bessie Bain of Minnesota, Luella Mullins of Kokomo and Darla Jean Caldwell of Minnesota; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Becky Collins; grandson, Brian Pearson; and sisters, Esther Bixler and Zora Lee Conner.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. Jason See officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery, Fulton.
Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Fulton County Public Library or Riley Children’s Hospital. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com.