Helen L. Collins


We mourn the loss of our mother, Helen L. Collins, 84 years of age, who passed away on Tuesday July 23, 2019. Helen was born on April 17, 1935 in Elizabeth, Indiana to Ralph and Irma Duggins. She was a graduate of New Albany High School and a retired inpector with ICI. She was a lifelong member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. She enjoyed activities with Mary Martha United Methodist Womens Circle, Rebels Square Dance Club and The Red Hat Ladies. She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by her family and many friends.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son Larry Neal Collins and her step mother Georgia Duggins.
She is survived by her children Lynn Collins and Diane Collins Fischer; sister and brother in law Jane and Dale Haws; grandchildren Jennifer Collins and Ashley Fischer; two great grand children Randy and Kathleen and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, July 26, 2019 and from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Saturday July 27, 2019 at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road. Funeral Service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road with burial to follow in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park. Expressions of sympathy are suggested to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.
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Published on July 24, 2019
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Patricia Duggins Venis
Jul 25, 2019
I looked up to Helen, as most younger cousins do. You will definitely be missed, but I have years of good memories.
Kristin D Venis
Jul 25, 2019
I have so many fond memories from when I was a child, of you and Jane and your Dad, my Great Uncle Ralph. You always made me smile. So honest and down to earth. So very generous in spirit. It was my pleasure to reconnect with you 20 some years ago when my Mom, Patricia Duggins Venis and my Aunt, Cynthia Duggins and I started making annual trips to their childhood home.
Blessed to have known you and been related to you. Grateful for memories.💜
Smokey and Linda Stover
Jul 24, 2019
It's hard to believe that this small beautiful bundle of life and energy is no longer with us. Condolences to family and friends. We loved her too.