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December 7, 2019

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Elmer Collins 1929 - 2019

Elmer Collins, 89, on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. at his daughter’s residence in Elida, Ohio.

He was born on Nov. 17, 1929, in Alger, Ohio, to the late Burley and Rosie (Oliver) Collins. On June 9, 1950, Elmer married Erma Lee Stone and she preceded him in death on Feb. 24, 2014.

Elmer retired from Ford Motor Company of Lima in 1973. He was a member of the UAW Local #1219. He was a member of the Lima First Assembly of God Church.

Surviving are his two daughters: Debra Lynn Bryant of Cape Coral, Fla., and Sondra Kay (Mark) Reed of Elida; a daughter-in-law, Karlotta Collins of Marion; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by a son, Gary Lee Collins; a grandson, Andrew Ansley; six brothers and five sisters.

Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, at the Alger Assembly of God Church with Pastor Mark Andreasen officiating. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery, Alger.

Friends may call 5-8 p.m. on Friday, July 26, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Alger and one hour prior to the service at church on Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Rita’s Hospice of Lima.

Condolences can be expressed at www.hansonneely.com

Arrangements are by Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Alger