Rufus Collins

Obituary of Rufus Collins

Collins, Rufus age 77 of Middletown, Ohio passed peacefully at River Oaks Care Center. Born August 28, 1940 in Leslie County, Kentucky. Rufus was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother and grandfather. Rufus was the son of Willam and Martha (nee Couch) Collins. He was a member of the VFW Post #3809 in Middletown, Ohio and also enjoyed spending time with his family in his favorite home in Tennessee. Preceded in death by his parents; siblings Jessie Fields, Bertha Jones, Gladys Couch, Betsy Guernsey, William Collins, Marcus Collins and Steve Collins. Rufus leaves behind his beloved wife Ellen (nee Walters); daughter Carol (Mark) Heil; son Keith Collins; granddaughters Lily Collins and Megan Heil; sisters Marie Sizemore of Lily, Kentucky, Velma Cox and Lillie Gibson both of Florida; brother Bennie Collins of London, Kentucky; brothers-in-law David (Lois) Walters, Harold Guernsey and many caring nieces, nephews and friends. The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 11am-1pm at Stine-Kilburn Funeral Home with a funeral service to follow at 1pm. Burial to follow in the Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, Ohio. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Rufus' memory to Hospice of Miami Valley 6820 Roosevelt Avenue, Middletown, Ohio45005. Online Condolences may left for the family at