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Ruth Collins

January 3, 1930 — June 27, 2022

Ruth Collins

Ruth E. Collins, 92, Avon Lake, Ohio passed away peacefully Monday, June 27, 2022, at Independence Village. She was born January 3, 1930, in Ashern, Manitoba, Canada to parents Frederic and Carolyn (nee Lutz) Russell.

Ruth was a talented and artistic woman who sang, played piano, and appeared in many area theatre productions. Her beloved husband Edward loved to hear her sing. Ruth was an active member of Avon Lake United Church of Christ. She was a devoted mother to her four daughters, and loving grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed her daily crossword puzzles, completing them even through her five-year journey with dementia. Ruth also was an avid card player enjoying Rummy with her daughter Laura and Bridge with her friends. She was in numerous card playing groups over the years, including one long running group that met for 50 years. Ruth traveled to many countries including Europe for 25 summers. She even took the 4 girls with her in 1979. She loved her family and returned to Manitoba as often as possible. She knew the importance of being and lady and passed those attributes onto her daughters. And thanks to her always having treats on hand, a piece of chocolate is a must after every meal. She will be truly missed by those that knew and loved her.

Ruth is survived by her loving daughters Debra (Paul) Priebe, Laura (James) Deery, Karen (David) Koontz, and Cindi (Michael) McWhorter; dear grandchildren Christian, Katherine, Maddison, Jessica (Harrison), Maxwell, Spencer, Samantha, and Mitchell; great-grandchildren Lyla, Chloe, Hailey, and Trevour. She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years Edward Collins; parents Fred and Carolyn Russell; and siblings Fred Russell, Walter Russell, Hugo Russell, Clarence Russell, Irene McClarty, and Arthur Russell.

Ruth was a courageous breast cancer survivor, and her family suggests memorial contributions in her name be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 5350 Transportation Blvd, Ste 22, Garfield Hts, OH 44125.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 23, 2022, at 2:00pm at Busch Funeral Home, 163 Avon Belden Rd., Avon Lake, OH 44012. 440.933.3202

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Saturday, July 23, 2022

Starts at 2:00pm (Eastern time)

Busch Funeral Home, Avon Lake

163 Avon Belden Road, Avon Lake, OH 44012

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