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Roger B. Collins dies at 70



Roger B. Collins, 70, of Elizabethtown, Ind., died February 19 at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital.

Born at Sandlick, he was a son of the late Robert B. and Myrtle Marie Collins. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Rodney Collins and twin brothers Leslie and Lester Collins; his father-in-law and motherin law, Elmer and Laura Greathouse; and his brotherin law, Jerry Crider.

Mr. Collins was employed at Cummins Engine Company for 47 years and also worked with rentals.

A graduate of Letcher High School, he never missed a day of school. During high school he was an outstanding punter. He was a veteran of the Korean War, and served as a pallbearer for President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s funeral services.

He was a member of Columbus First Assembly of God Church and the Landlord Association.

Funeral services were held February 23 at Columbus First Assembly of God Church in Columbus, Ind. Burial was at Flat Rock Baptist Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Vera Greathouse Collins; a daughter, Gwen Collins and Greg Challies of Columbus, Ind.; grandchildren, Skyler Collins and Leilah Littiken of Columbus, Ind.; siblings, Randall Collins and wife Theresa of Richmond, Vaughnette Collins and Larry Collins and wife Catherine, all of Lexington, and Shelby Collins of Blackey; brothersin law and sisters-in-law, Larry Greathouse and wife Teresa of Hope, Ind., Ron Greathouse, Janice Simmons and husband Henley, Retha Greathouse and Becky Hoang, all of Columbus, Ind.; niece, Christina Greathouse; great-nephew, Dylan Greathouse; an uncle, Cleve Collins and wife May of Colly; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

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