July 18, 2010
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 7/20/2010 14:00:00
Willard West Road Willard OH 44890 7/21/2010 10:00:00
March 15, 1928–July 17, 2010
Zelda Mae Collins, age 82, resident of rural Greenwich, passed away July 17, 2010 at 9:24 pm at her home after a short bout with cancer.
Zelda was born March 15, 1928, to the late William and Luada (Montgomery) Kilgore, and has been a resident of Greenwich most of her life. Zelda worked at Pioneer Rubber Company in Willard, and the National Latex in Ashland.
Zelda was among the first group of students to attend the Richmond Grade School when it opened in 1937.
Zelda was preceded in death by her husband, Estill Collins whom she married on April 30, 1949, her parents, William & Luada (Montgomery) Kilgore; brothers, Daniel and Benjamin Kilgore; sisters-in-law, Dora (Turner) Kilgore, Rose Inez (Gibson) Kilgore and great niece Monika Kilgore.
Zelda is survived by her son, Michael (Molly) Collins of Mansfield; granddaughter, Christina (Adam) Mosley, grandsons, Joshua Collins, Elijah (Courtney) Collins, and one very special person- her great grandson Kyler Albert Collins, age 2 1/2. Note Kyler, your grandma thought you were the greatest! Also two step grandchildren, Arielle and Derrik Mallory, and her Aunt Mary Champion of Kentucky.
Zelda is also survived by her brothers, Ervin, Jerry (Bonnie) Kilgore and sisters, Elizabeth (Beneth) Ritchie, Mary (Russell) Robison, Dorothy (Bill) Robison, Sarah Kilgore, Rebekah (Don) Lewis, Sue (Wynford) Davis of Michigan, Beatrice (Ron) Fuson in W. Va. and sisters-in-law, Wilma (Lewis) Kilgore and Pansy (Haney) Kilgore and many nieces and nephews.
Zelda was a “Good Samaritan” (Luke 10-33-35) with her family, friends and next door neighbors. Zelda always put herself last and others first. Zelda was an unselfish woman who was always thinking of others needs. She enjoyed buying and giving gifts to others, if she knew a family had a need. She did her best to help provide for them.
Thank you Zelda, and Good-Bye.
Your family and friends
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio, on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Services will be at the Willard Church of God on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 10:00 A.M., with Pastor Arthur Kennard officiating. Burial will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. Online line condolences may be made to the famliy at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Mike, Sincere condolences from the entire staff of Classic Worldwide Productions. May the Lord comfort you and your family.
My condolences to your family. Praying the Lord will comfort you with His peace, surround you in His love, and encourage you with His presence.
Josh, Eli, Courtney, & Kyler, my sympathy to you at the loss of your grandmother/great-grandmother. From your comments, I know she was very special to you all.
Mary & all your family, please accept our sympathy in the loss of your dear sister.
We are sending love and hugs to the Collins family. Zelda was a very special lady and I feel priviledged to have met her and known her for the brief time that I did. She welcomed Courtney to the family and was a very special grandma and great-grandma!! She will be kept alive in Kyler’s memory forever.
Michael, Your mom was my best friend when we worked together at National Latex. The last time I talked to her she said she was having trouble with emphesma. I lost my address book with her phone no. in it and when I found it, I felt burdened to call her and Christina told me how sick she was I was shocked! I thought I might have time to come over on Sun., not realizing she had passed. I loved your mom, and I know how she loved all of you. Absent frm the body present with our Lord! God Bles all.
Josh,Christinia,Adam,Elijah and Courtney,
I am so sorry to hear about your grandma. She was such a sweet lady. Always a pleasure to be around. You all took great care of her. So proud of all you.
Love you always,
Mike and Family, So, sorry to hear of your Mother
and Grandmother passing. I worked with your Mom
at National Latex for many years. Zelda was a
special person often trying to keep peace among
the employees. A very hard worker. We enjoyed
our visits to Higbee’s! What good times we had.
God grant you His peace and comfort. Praying for
To all of Zelde’s family I offer my condolences. I remember Daddy(JOE LILLO) talkin of her often. I knew her but not all that well & she really was a kind loving spirit that would do anything for anyone. Rest in peace dear one for GOD knows you have earned it. May the blessings of GOD comfort you all in this sad time.