Florence Collins


Florence Helen Collins, 105, of Vernon, passed away at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 28, 2017, at Covered Bridge Health Campus in Seymour.

Born March 21, 1912, in Ludlow, Kentucky, Mrs. Collins was the daughter of James S. and Helen De Young Creager. She married Theodore H. Collins on Nov. 18, 1934, in Ludlow, Kentucky; he preceded her in death on May 18, 1976.

Mrs. Collins was a homemaker and had previously worked as a phone operator at the Neatherland Plaza Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio, from 1931-1934. She enjoyed reading the newspaper, following politics and flowers.

She is survived by her son, Charles (Anita) Collins of North Vernon; daughter, Norma Jean (James) Banks of North Vernon; grandchildren, Tammy (Bruce) Arnold of Palmyra, Virginia, Cheryl (Jay) Nicely of Lakeland, Florida, Trent (Debbie) Collins, Tory (Lisa) Collins and Jennifer (Greg) Laman, all of North Vernon and Jonella (Mitchell) Salyers of Franklin; 17 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; sons, Albert S. Collins and Teddy Lee Collins; grandson, Jack Edward Collins; granddaughter, Teresa Lynn Mozingo; brothers, James and Albert Creager; and sisters, Evelyn Stewart, Norma Lands and Marion Kesting.

A funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 2, 2017, at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon with the Rev. Marvin Sweet officiating. Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 1, 2017, at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service Friday. Burial will be in the Vernon Cemetery in Vernon.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Riley Children’s Hospital.

You are invited to leave the family a message of condolence at www.dovesharprudicel.com.