Ruth Collins

COLLINS, Ruth E., 93, of Sardis, Ohio, died Sunday, September 8, 2013, at the Woodsfield Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born December 18, 1919, at Antioch, Ohio, a daughter of the late George P. and Alvie Eisenbarth Burns.

She was retired from the U.S. Post Office having been a clerk for close to 30 years. She was a member of the Sardis United Methodist Church and a member of the Sardis Community Club for many years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph J. Collins in January, 2000; and a brother, Frank Burns.

Surviving are a daughter, Roberta Blue and her husband, Charles, of Sardis; a son, Richard Collins, and his wife, Linda, of Shreve, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Trudy Yanchik and husband, Dave, Timothy Blue and wife, Lisa, Robert Blue and wife, Sarah, Chad Collins and wife, Samantha, Kimberly Hunt and husband, Charles, Eric Kirkendall and wife, Joanna, and Christy Kirkendall and fiance, Mike Miller; 10 great-grandchildren, David and Matthew Yanchik, Christopher, Zachary and Emma Collins, Parker, Peyton, A.C. and T.J. Blue, and Anderson Hunt; and a good friend, Francine Poth.

Friends will be received at Grisell Funeral Home, 37234 Mound St., Sardis, on Tuesday, September 10, 5 to 8 p.m., where services will be held Wednesday, September 11, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Wilson officiating.

Interment in Unity Church Cemetry, Antioch, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to Unity Church Cemetery Association, c/o Kalen Safreed, 42271 West Union Rd., Sardis, OH 43946.

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