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Collins, Ruth

Collins, Ruth Elenia (Craig)

At age 79, passed away on January 21, 2015 at Rolling Hills Manor Zion IL.  She was born on August 20, 1935 in Xenia, Ohio.  She lived all over the country being a military wife, including places such as San Diego, CA, Corpus Christi, TX and Agana, Guam.  She was an accountant working at businesses such as the Great Lakes Credit Union and Sal’s Towing Services in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  Bowling, making crafts and crocheting beautiful afghans were some of her favorite hobbies.  She loved children and spending time with her family.  Her delicious pumpkin bread was truly our favorite treat. 

Leaving to cherish her memory is one sister Sue Slagle of Muncie IN; two children Michael (Denise) Collins of Wadsworth IL, Teri (Del) Nelson of Belleview FL, five Grandchildren; Kiernan and Jordan Collins, Kelli Bellassai, Senior Airman Jenifer Nelson (USAF), Jamie Nelson; 3 Great Grandsons Joseph, Christian and Nicholas; three nieces Kim, Kelly, Cathy and their families.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents Helen and Haines Craig and brother-in-law Bud Slagle.


Thank you to the wonderful staff at Rolling Hills Manor for taking such loving care of our precious Mom.


Private family services will be cared for by Gurnee Funeral Home.  Her cremains will be placed at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville IL. Visit to sign the guestbook.


One thought on “Collins, Ruth

  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have fond memories of your mom, from going down
    to Florida to visit her when I was younger. I enjoyed visiting and having her at my house for
    holidays and glad my mom got to spend the time with her while she lived in Ohio. My kids
    got to know her while she lived in Ohio also. So sorry we can’t be there with you.

    Kelli & Joe Fleckenstein

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