DONNA COLLINS

DONNA COLLINS
Donna Collins was born on Jan. 19, 1928, to Harry and Gertrude Nelson Parrish. She passed away on March 12, 2012. She was one of six children born and raised on the family farm six miles south of Delphos, Kan., She graduated from Delphos High School in 1945.
She graduated from St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in 1948. She practiced as a Registered Nurse for more than 40 years. She began a long career in public health in 1960, serving the Cloud County Health Department as a staff nurse for eight years and as administrator from 1968-1998.
On Jan. 20, 1949, she was united in marriage to Eldon Collins of Concordia, Kan. The couple lived, worked and enjoyed life together in Concordia until his death in 1995. Two children were born to this union, Steven Collins and Annette Collins Schoen.
Survivors include Steven Collins and wife Helen of Albuquerque, N.M.; Annette Schoen and husband Rod of Downs, Kan.; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter—Brian Collins and wife Erin of Albuquerque, N.M., Allison Schoen of Manhattan, Kan., Brett Schoen, wife Adrian and L’Wren of Mission, Kan.; brother, Lowell Parrish and wife Shirley of Minneapolis, Kan., sister DeAnn Brown and husband Bob of Payson, Ariz.; special friends: Jerry and Pat Istas of Manhattan, Kan., Joyce Reid of Downs, Kan., George and Nancy Champlin of Concordia, numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
She was married to Jimmy Dejmal of Belleville, Kan., on March 20, 1998.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 17, at First United Methodist Church, Concordia, Kan. Cremation was chosen and there will be no visitation. The family will receive friends at the home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eldon F. Collins “We Remember You” Foundation, First United Methodist Church, or Meadowlark Hospice.
Arrangements are being handled by Nutter Mortuary, 116 E. 6th, Concordia, Kan.
Online condolences may be sent to nuttermortuary@yahoo.com.

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Courthouse 10-24-14

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