Susan Ruth Collins

February 7, 1963November 18, 2021

Susan “Ruth” Collins, 58, passed away at her home surrounded by family on November 18, 2021.

She was born on February 7, 1963 to Ray and Nyla Collins. She was a 1980 Graduate of North Decatur High School, where she was state champion as a softball player.

Ruth was a member of the Conservation Club of Decatur County and was an avid fisherman. And most of all she loved to hunt, camp, garden, and can. She loved to be with friends and family. Watching football and NASCAR also brought her great joy.

She is survived by her loving wife, Julia Crum; siblings, Ralph Collins and Laura Raejean Scudder (Dennis); nieces, Melissa Collins and Dominque Bancroft (Cody), great niece and nephews, Emmytt McFarland, Willow McFarland, and Chevy Bancroft; and many cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Nyla Collins; a great uncle, Sillis “Bug” Carmony (Viola); and grandparents, Lester and Susan Collins and Elmer and Ruth Hall.

A celebration of life will take place at a later date with inurnment to follow in Star Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Major Angel Program at Major Health Partners in Shelbyville, Indiana.

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Kathy Hollin-Macke

November 24, 2021

I met Ruthie as a little girl. My parents Joe and Mary were friends with her parents. Ruthie was always nice and didn’t mind that my little sister and I followed her around like puppy dogs. Prayers and hugs. You will be missed.

Rick Callahan

November 20, 2021

I remember this beautiful lady from a young age. My father and her father coon hunted. I became friends with her brother Ralph. I love this family as if they were blood. I’m sorry sending love.

Bobby Elliott

November 20, 2021

You were one of the kindest people I’ve ever met. You opened your arms to me. I will miss you my sweet friend. Rest In Peace. 🙏❤️

Nick Brooks

November 20, 2021

All those years as a teenager, riding my bike down to Ray and Genie's house, my heart always jumped for joy when I saw Ruth there. She was always happy and smiling. Always making everyone laugh. You all helped to raise me and for that, I'm thankful because you all made me a better man. My heart aches at your passing but my mind is comforted knowing you're happy and at home with Ray and Genie and our father in heaven. You were such a beautiful person, but you'll make an even better angel. Love and miss you Ruth. Until we meet again someday

Jeanne Lockridge

November 19, 2021

Always enjoyed our short visits during her trips to the hospital. She always shared interesting stories and her love for her family and furry friends. She will truly be missed.