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Merrill Collins, Burkesville, KY (1936-2014)

He was a native of Morgan County, IN and a resident of Cumberland County, KY, at the time of his death. He was the son of hte late Raymond Collins and Gertrude Mason Collins. His wife, Jane Moons Collins, survives. He leaves 23 direct living descendants. He was a retired employee of National Starch and Chemical Company in Indianapolis, IN where he worked for 38 years, and was of the Baptist faith.
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Merrill Collins age 77 of Burkesville, KY passed away on Wednesday, February 05, 2014 at the Medical Center at Bowling Green, KY.

Funeral services will be Sunday, February 09, 2014 at 4pmCT, at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 North Main Street, Burkesville, KY with cremation to follow. Family requests visitation on Sunday, February 09, 2014 from 10amCT until the service time at 4pmCT. at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home in Burkesville.

Merrill Collins, Burkesville, KY (1936-2014)

Merrill Collins was born on Saturday, August 29, 1936 in Centerton, Morgan County, Indiana. He was the son of the late Raymond Collins and Gertrude Mason Collins.He passed away on Wednesday, February 05, 2014 in Bowling Green, Warren County, KY, at the age of 77 years, 5 months, and 7 days.

He was a retired employee of National Starch and Chemical Company in Indianapolis, IN where he worked for 38 years, and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Ray Collins. Survivors include:
  • His wife: Jane Moons Collins of Burkesville, KY

  • Three daughters: Larinda Horton of New Whiteland, Indiana, Nora Bates of Martinsville, Indiana, and Tracy Collins of Douglasville, Georgia

  • One brother: Vernes Collins of Arizona

  • One sister: Helen Roller of Centerton, Indiana

  • Nine grandchildren

  • Eleven great grandchildren

  • and a host of other relatives and friends
Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Merrill Collins, Burkesville, KY (1936-2014)

2014-02-07 - 304 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY - Photo from Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home.

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