COLLINS, Frances H. (Rice)

Date of birth: 12 August 1920 Woodville, Sandusky, Ohio
Date of death: 18 October 2002 Greenwood, Johnson County, Indiana

Franklin Daily Journal, October 21, 2002

Frances H. Collins

Frances H. Collins, 82, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, at her Greenwood residence.

She was born Aug. 12, 1920, in Woodville, Ohio. Her parents were Albert Frank Flick and Wanda Pauline (Gravender) Flick Rice. She married John W. Collins on June 18, 1944, in Toledo, Ohio. He preceded her in death Dec. 1, 1975. Survivors include a son, Ronald J. Collins of Morgantown; two daughters, Patricia A. Hopkins of Indianapolis and Karen L. Olinger of Westfield; a sister, Joanne Castle of Three Rivers, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie S. Harlandon, on June 10, 2000; and a sister, Mildred Klinedist.

She was a 1943 graduate of Women's and Children's Hospital School of Nursing in Toledo, Ohio.

She was employed by Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis as a registered nurse from 1945 to 1962. She had previously been a registered nurse at Robinwood Hospital in Toledo, Ohio, and had owned and operated Fran's China Cabinet in Greenwood for two years.

She was a member of Community Church of Greenwood and Greenwood Art League. She enjoyed china painting and received numerous state china painting awards, including those from Indiana State China Painters Organization and the National Organization of China Painters. She was a longtime volunteer at OMS International in Greenwood.

The Rev. Dennis Hardin will conduct a celebration of life service at 10 a.m Wednesday at Community Church of Greenwood. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in White River Township. Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 6030 W. 62nd St., Indianapolis, IN 46278 or American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate, Department 77-3968, Chicago, IL 60678-3968.

Submitted by Mark Wirey