NEWBURGH, IN - Dr. John William Collins, 93, of Newburgh, Ind., passed away April 14, 2013, at Village at Hamilton Pointe in Newburgh, Ind. He was preceded in death in 2001 by his wife of 60 years, Imogene Collins. He is survived by his second wife, Olive (Grosboll) Collins (formerly of Springfield, Ill.) of Newburgh, Ind., as well as a daughter, Linda Collins Dunham of Austin, Tex.; a son, Richard Collins of Newburgh, Ind.; and six grandchildren.
Dr. Collins received a B.A. degree from the University of Evansville, a Masters of Divinity degree from Garrett Theological Seminary, and an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from MacMurray College. He served United Methodist churches in Jacksonville, Springfield, Monmouth and Rock Island, Ill., and was a District Superintendent for the Central Illinois District of the United Methodist Church.
Dr. Collins will be interred in a private ceremony at the Chapel Mausoleum at Memorial Park Cemetery in Evansville, Ind.
Memorials may be made to the Sturm Fund, c/o University of Evansville, 1800 Lincoln Ave., Evansville, IN 47714.
Titzer Family Funeral Homes, Newburgh, Ind. is assisting the family with arrangements.
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