2012-10-23 / Obituaries

Joseph L. Collins, 78

Joseph L. Collins, 78, of Greencastle passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2012. He was born in Putnam County to Arthur C. Collins and Martha Marie Frank Collins.

Joe was a member of Hanna Street Baptist Church, and was a longtime farmer. He had been employed with the Indiana State Highway Department for six years, the Putnam County Highway Department for three years, and had been a janitor with Harry Tran and Sons and McDonalds.

Surviving are his sisters, Mary Diedrich and husband, William, of Plain City, Ohio and Anna Allen, of Cloverdale; a special family member, Loren D. Leonard; nieces, nephews and cousins.

His parents; his brothers, James Collins and John Collins, and his wife, Benetta Collins preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 2 P.M. at Hopkins – Rector Funeral Home, with Pastor Patrick Smith officiating. Interment followed at Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery.

Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.Hopkins-Rector.com.

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