Linda Collins passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at her home in Plainville at the age of 76. Linda was born on December 20, 1942 in Wewoka, OK to Lonzo and Ina (Richey) Hillegeist. She married Dan Collins on May 10, 1964 in Plainville. They were blessed with 5 children: Jim, John, Justin, Joel, and Casey.
Linda was a lifelong resident of Plainville. She graduated from Plainville High School and took some classes through Fort Hays State University. Linda spent much of her life taking care of her family, bringing meals to the boys while they worked, and keeping the house tidy. She was known to have a green thumb and enjoyed gardening. Linda also enjoyed time spent camping, shopping, and most of all spending time with her children and grandchildren.
A hardworking woman of faith, hope, and love, Linda showed us all by her life that the greatest of these is love. Although she will be greatly missed, she will live forever in the hearts of those who knew her best, for they were greatly loved.
Linda is survived by her husband Dan Collins of the home; sons Jim of Texarkana, TX, Justin and wife Mary of Minneapolis, KS, and Joel and wife Lisa of Plainville, KS; daughter Casey and husband Brian Arnold of Plainville, KS; daughter-in-law Terri Collins of Codell, KS; twelve grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Preceding Linda in death are her parents Lonzo and Ina Hillegeist; son John Collins; brothers, Joel, Larry, and Linn Hillegeist; sisters Kathleen Waggoner and Mary Austin; and one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church in Plainville. Burial will follow in the Plainville Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. at Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home in Plainville. Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church and may be sent in care of Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, 320 SW 2nd, Plainville, KS 67663.