Richard L. Collins

  • "To the family- sorry to learn of your loss. What a really..."
  • "What a great man-always enjoyed talking with him whether at..."
    - Skip & Gloria Hess
  • "Debbie--sorry for your loss. Eli Lilly days with my David..."
    - Janet Bartram
  • "Richard was a wonderful dedicated volunteer at Franciscan..."
    - Yvonne Shinkle
  • "I'm so sorry about your loss. 1 Corinthians 15:26"

Richard L. "Dick" Collins

79, passed away peacefully at his home on June 10, 2014. He was a US Army Veteran, a 35 year Eli Lilly employee, and a 12 year volunteer at St. Francis Hospital.

Richard is survived by his loving wife, Candy Collins; daughter, Deborah (Kevin) Skaggs; stepchildren, Terrie Wilson, Robert (Shannon) Howe, and Scott (Brittany) Howe; grandchildren, Brandi (BJ), Ashley (Moose), Carli (Leon), Derek, Kathryn, and Jacob; great grandchildren, Alexis, Jada, Aubrey, Alyssa, and Caylee; sister, Darlene (Danny) Wood; and his loving rescue dog, Koko, he was Papa's Buddy. He was preceded in death by his mother and step father Dorothy and Andy Szeles; father, Harold Collins; brother, Jim Collins; and wife, Betty Thomas Collins.

Visitation will be Friday June 13 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church 2905 S. Carson Ave. Indpls, In. 46203 followed by a Mass at the Church at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

In lieu of Flowers Contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Arrangements: Little & Sons Funeral Home.

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on June 12, 2014
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