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Chapel Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens

701 North 94th Street, Kansas City, KS

OBITUARY

Galen "Jeff" Jefferie Collins

18 September, 195214 June, 2020

On Sunday, June 14, 2020, Galen "Jeff" Jefferie Collins passed away at his home in Kansas City, KS at the age of 67. A “drive-up” style visitation will be held on Friday, July 3, 2020 from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 North 94th Street, Kansas City, Kansas 66112. Come, offer your condolences to Jeff's family and pay your final respects to Jeff while following social distancing guidelines from the safety of your vehicle. Please use the north entrance, following the posted signs. A private family funeral service will be the follow. You are welcome to join us for the graveside service at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens at approximately 2:30 pm. Because of Jeff’s love for the KC Royals, the family encourages you to wear Royal or blue attire.

Jeff was born on September 18, 1952 in Atchison, Kansas to Donald and Marian Collins. He grew up in Atchison and attended and graduated from Moore Hill High School. After high school, Jeff took some classes at Benedictine College. Starting in October of 1993, Jeff worked for the KCKPS USD 500 as a school bus driver. Jeff was a dedicated worker for 27 years.

He was an avid baseball fan, especially a HUGE KC Royals fan. Jeff was a very talented bowler and a sharp pool player. He also enjoyed reading science fiction books. He was avid collector of music recordings, especially the oldies music. Jeff loved popping him and Cayden some popcorn. In his younger days, Jeff loved to travel. Jeff was a loving and caring man.

Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Amy Collins; two grandchildren; finance’, Charla Wheeler; sons, Cayden Wheeler, Craig Armstrong, and Corey Armstrong; along with a host of other family members and friends.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Craig Armstrong
  • Corey Armstrong
  • Dustin Yantzi
  • Canyon Smittie
  • Frankie Wright
  • O'dell Talley
  • Pastor Robert Rogers
  • Cayden Wheeler

Services

  • Drive Up Visitation

    Friday, 3 July , 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, 3 July , 2020

Memories

Galen "Jeff" Jefferie Collins

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Larry Ruhl

18 July 2020

Jeff was my best friend for over 50 years - since 1968. We did so many things together that they are too numerous to recount. I was shocked and saddened to hear of his death and I am at a loss for words to express my grief. I will treasure all of the memories of the great times we had and all of the crazy things we did.

Larry Ruhl

Debi Apple

14 July 2020

I truly enjoyed working with "Mr. Jeff" over the past 20 years in KCKPS at Morse Early Childhood Center.

He was always there at the beginning of the school year helping us make sure that the kids were on the correct bus and that the drivers had everything they needed.

We will miss you!

Brigetta Brewer

2 July 2020

My Prayers And Condolences go out to the Family of Jeff. May God Give You Peace and Comfort. Jeff was a good friend and I will truly miss him. He always would say here comes Trouble when he seen me coming. LOVE YOU BUDDY! REST IN PEACE. YOU ARE AT HOME IN GOD'S HANDS.

Amy Collins

1 July 2020

I have many happy memories with my Dad. Most of them involved baseball. :) He is why I have a love for the game. I hope your enjoying a game of Gin Rummy, or Pitch with Granny and Aunt Mercy. Love you much!

Christine Gripp

1 July 2020


Transportation won't be the same without you. You were always the one to go to for directions and your kindness will be missed. May you rest in peace.

Judy Tavener

1 July 2020

It's like I lost a family member. Jeff was my best friend there was nothing we didn't talk about. He was always there for me in good times and bad. We both had some issues but always talked them out. He was like a big brother to me. Love you Jeff you will be missed.

Linda Duncan

1 July 2020

My condolences to Charla and Jeff’s family . Jeff had a big heart and was a dedicated Transportation family member, he will definitely be missed rest in peace my friend

Sherry Bestwick

30 June 2020

I’ll never forget the time that Jeff, mike, and Gary was picking at me that I got mad and called you guys a pair. That is my favorite memory and I think of it often. I will forever miss you. You guys was my best friends my brothers. Rest In Peace Jeff love you always.

Tyrance Dangerfield

30 June 2020

My sincere condolences to the family of Jeff Collins. He will definitely be missed. R.I.P.

Debbie Rice

30 June 2020

Jeff we had such fun conversations about your baseball cards. You were a friend and a hard working co-worker. To Jeff’s families, he was a big, warm hearted human being and will be truly missed. Transportation family has lost a true caring member. May you now Rest In Peace my friend.

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