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.

OBITUARIES

MARGARET ANN NEW

 MARGARET ANN NEW  Margaret Ann New, 74, of McPherson, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Feb. 20, 1941, in Glasco, Kan., the daughter of Lester and Mildred Brott.  She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Betty... [More]

ARLENE F. COUTURE

thumb

  ARLENE F. COUTURE  Arlene F. Couture, age 82, died April 10, 2015, in Belleville, Kan. Arlene was born on the Sharpe homestead in rural Washington County, Kansas on June 10, 1932, to George F. and Lena E. (Goering) Sharpe.  Arlene married Leonard M. Couture on... [More]

ANDREW C. STRUBLE

ANDREW C. STRUBLE  Andrew Clark Struble died on April 7, 2015, at the age of 90.  He was born on March 14, 1925, to Dr. Andrew and Ida Clark Struble in Glasco.  In 1943, he graduated from Glasco High School and immediately entered the U.S. Navy, having enlisted... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

Courthouse 4-17-15

District Court CIVIL Settled: Peoples Exchange Bank received a judgment of $41,016.78 plus interest and costs from Jose G. Mares et al, Concordia. Filed: Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC seeks a judgment of $28,705.09 plus interest and costs from Brandon J. Belvill et al, Concordia.... [More]

City moves forward on downtown project

 The downtown redevelopment project plans are full steam ahead after the Concordia City Commission approved the sale of $1.15 million of general obligation tax increment bonds Wednesday night.  The cornerstone of the downtown project will be the construction of the... [More]

For the record 4-15-15

Fire Dept./EMS Report  At 9:36 a.m., Tuesday, Medic-5 went to Cloud County Health Center for long distance transfer to Salina Regional Health Center of an 83-year-old male. At 10:17 a.m., Tuesday, Medic-2 went to the alley on Cedar Street between 7th and 8th Street and transported... [More]

More News

SPORTS

Panthers rally in eighth to defeat Red Raiders

thumb

 Ethan Bechard delivered a two-run single with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Concordia Panthers 6-5 victory over Wamego in the second game of a North Central Kansas League doubleheader Thursday at the Concordia Sports Complex.  The game was... [More]

CHS drops pair to Buffaloes

BELLEVILLE — Republic County squeezed out a pair of narrow wins over the Concordia Panthers in a softball doubleheader on Thursday.  The Buffaloes scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to win the first game 8-7, and held on to win the second game, 4-2.... [More]

More Sports

Buy Photos