EAST PEORIA - Marguerite E. Collins, 95, of East Peoria passed away Monday, March 31, 2014, at Washington Christian Village.
She was born on Oct. 12, 1918, in Galesburg, Ill., the daughter of George and Edith Sampson Jones. She married Richard W. Collins Sr. on April 17, 1940, in Iowa City, Iowa. He passed away on April 14, 2006, in Chillicothe.
One daughter, Linda Mae Shattuck; two brothers; and four sisters also preceded her in death.
Surviving are three sons, Richard (Kathy) Collins Jr. of Bay View Gardens, Allen (Lynn) Collins of Cadiz, Ky., and Ronald (Liz) Collins of Peoria; and two daughters, Jacki Carmichael of Spring Bay and Virginia (Harry) Call of East Peoria. Also surviving are many grandchildren, stepgrandchildren, great-grandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.
She worked as a surgical nurse at Proctor Hospital and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center many years ago. She later was a homemaker.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Mason Funeral Home in Germantown Hills. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Burial will follow in Spring Bay Cemetery in Spring Bay.
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