Ruby Collins

Ruby CollinsRuby E. Collins, 84, of Astoria died at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at Astoria Gardens.

She was born Feb. 9, 1921, in Milmine, a daughter of Authur and Frances Nance Hamm. She married Gail Andrew Collins on March 9, 1940, in Bement. He died May 15, 1996.

She also was preceded in death by one grandson, three sisters and three brothers.

Surviving are three daughters, Linda Kling of Farmington, Frances Dornberger of Astoria and Mary "Kathy" (and Steward) Beistline of Gentry, Ark.; two sons, David (and Dixie) of Bryant and George (and Penny) of Astoria; one sister, Joanne Boucher of Decatur; 18 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was a housekeeper at Graham Hospital for several years, retiring in 1967.

Services were held Friday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with Gary Sheets officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton.

Memorials may be made to Astoria Fire and Rescue Squad.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/16/2005

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