John Eugene (Gene) Collins , 86, Brookfield, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, at Pershing Memorial Hospital, Brookfield.
Linn County Leader (Brookfield, MO) - Wednesday, January 14, 2004
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home, Brookfield, with Rev. Ted Stockwell officiating. Burial was in Laclede Cemetery.
Memorials to Laclede United Methodist Church may be left at or mailed to the funeral home at P.O. Box 496, Brookfield, Mo. 64628.
John Eugene was born Jan. 11, 1917, in Laclede, son of Francis and Edith (Pain) Collins . He married Esther Mae Stark, Aug. 4, 1941. She preceded him in death March 22, 1988.
Mr. Collins was a farmer all of his life. He was a member of the NFO and ATA Lodge, Laclede.
Survivors include 10 daughters, Nancy Dawson, Macks Creek, Connie and Beverly Collins , North Kansas City, Mary Ann Walsh, Claycomo, Betty Buswell, Lathrop, Kathy McNally, Montgomery, Ariz., Patty Daniels and Nina Hodges, Kearney, Debbie Niemeier, Holts Summit, and Pam Wattenbarger, Laclede; two sons, John F. Collins , Brookfield, and James B. Collins , North Kansas City; and 18 grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Lewis Collins .
Record Number: 12A11432223E3088
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