Mary Collins, 79

 Mary M. Collins 79, Kewanna, passed away at 2:03 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at Woodbridge Health Campus, Logansport.

She was born on 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 on Sept. 14, 2010.

Mrs. Collins was a homemaker and had worked as Housekeeping Supervisor for twenty-one 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, Macy, Lois and husband Sam Coffing, Kewanna, Ruth Collins- Price, Logansport, Peggy and husband Jim Scarbrough, Post Falls, Idaho, Michael and wife Emyle Collins, Plymouth, Jim and wife Viola Collins, Knox, Amy and husband Scott Lewis, North Manchester, fifteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, brothers, Ralph Mullins, Rochester, LeRoy and wife Pat Mullins, Kewanna, sisters, Verna Huegel, South Bend, Bessie Bain, Minnesota, Luella Mullins, Kokomo, Darla Jean Caldwell, Minnesota, 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 were held on Dec. 23, at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton, with the Rev. Jason See officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery, Fulton. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Fulton County Public Library or Riley Children's Hospital. Online condolence may be expressed at

Posted on 2013 Dec 20