Margaret Collins


Share
Posted Online: March 05, 2013, 7:39 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
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.












 



Local events heading








  Today is Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2014. There are 154 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






(More History)