VERSAILLES - Phyllis J. Collins went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 18, 2013, at 12:15 p.m.
She was born on July 14, 1938, in Versailles, Ohio, daughter of the late Francis and Florence (Schafer) Treon.
She is survived by husband Edgar A. Collins, whom she married on Sept. 20, 1958. She is also survived by children Merlin Collins and fiancée, Jody Randall-Schriefer of Troy, Jan Collins and significant other, Dave Curtis of Versailles, Beth Collins and significant other, Melissa Hostetler of Sidney, Brian and wife, Tammy Collins of Versailles and Cathy and husband Scott Peters of Versailles. Phyllis was a loving grandmother to 13 grandchildren, Ty (Kate) Collins, Taryn (Jake) Griffin, and Dana Collins, Matthew (Katie) Curtis, Michele (Kevin) Henninger, Todd and Savanna Hostetler, Bobby (fiancée, Paige Boston), Kristen and Mariah Collins, Collin, Ellen and Emma Peters; and six great-grandchildren. Other survivors include her sister, Carolyn and Gary Poling of Versailles and her brother, Kent and Tammy Treon, also of Versailles.
Phyllis and Ed were owners of Collins Super Valu for 31 years. Phyllis was a life-long member of Trinity Lutheran Church, an organizer of Community Meals, a member of the Versailles Garden Club, Modern Mothers Club, Coterie Club, Music Boosters, and was a den mother. She and Ed were the Grand Marshals of the Poultry Days Parade in 1995.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. at Bailey-Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles on Wednesday.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, with Pastor Bob Akins officiating and burial to follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church of Versailles. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com
Published in The Daily Advocate on Jan. 21, 2013