Margaret Collins


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Posted Online: March 05, 2013, 7:39 pm
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Margaret Ruth Collins, 96, formerly of Rock Island, passed away Monday, March 4, 2013, at the Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline.
Services for Mrs. Collins will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First Lutheran Church, Rock Island. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Burial will be at the Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church, Rock Island.
Margaret was born on Dec. 4, 1916, in Rock Island, the daughter of Marion E. Jarvis and Margaret L. Bailey Jarvis. She married Virgil L. Collins on April 16, 1938, in Rock Island. He preceded his wife in death on Aug. 22, 1992.
Margaret worked for Augustana College, Rock Island, for many years. Her memberships include First Lutheran Church, Rock Island. She was a loving person and touched everyone with her love and thoughtfulness.
Survivors include her children, Robert (Joan) Collins, Rock Island, Ronald (Theresa) Collins, Rock Island, and Peggy (Rudy) Rexroth, Geneseo; a daughter-in-law, Sylvia Collins; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Virgil Lee Collins; a son, Richard Lee Collins; a sister, Ruby Johnson; and a brother, Howard Jarvis.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.














 



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