Edward L. Collins
SPRINGFIELD - Edward "Short" L. Collins, 89 of Springfield passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 8:30 p.m. in his home. He was born January 19, 1923 in Petersburg, IL, the son of Herman and Hazel (McClanahan) Collins. Edward married Marjorie Atwood, who preceded him in death, then later married Doris Trotter, she survives in Springfield, IL.
Edward is also survived by his children Carol (Dwight) Nelson of Newburgh, NY; Robert Collins of Springfield; Carla Collins of Springfield; 3 grandchildren, 4 great–grandchildren and one brother, Robert Collins of Kansas City, MO. He is predeceased by his parents, 3 brothers, 1 sister and previous wife, Marjorie.
Edward served in the United States Air Force from 1942 until retiring in 1971.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 4:30 to 6:30 at Hurley Funeral Home in Petersburg. Funeral service will be Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 at 11:00, also at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery with military rites.
Hurley Funeral Home in Petersburg assisted the family with arrangements.