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Edward “Butch” Collins

d. June 2, 2016

Edward (Butch) Collins, age 66, of Clayton, IL, formerly of Springfield, passed away suddenly on June 2, 2016 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.

Edward is survived by his mother Mary, of Sunny Acres Nursing Home; two sons, Brian (Melina) Collins of Springfield and Joshua Collins of Clayton, Illinois; two sisters, Cindy (Loren) Keltner of Sherman and Jeannie (Gene) Coffman of Chandler, Arizona; 7 grandchildren and one niece and one nephew.

He is preceded in death by his father, Carl and his brother, Brad.

Edward was born on November 20th, 1949 in Athens, IL the son of Carl and Mary Collins.

Edward retired from the Laborer’s and Carpenter’s Unions. He was an avid outdoors-man who loved to hunt and fish, but most of all he was a loving son, father, brother and grandfather. The most important thing in Edward’s life was his love and devotion for his family.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

Edward wished to have a private family service and his family is honoring his wishes. Graveside services will be at Kilbourne Cemetery.

Rev. Ken Gennicks will be officiating.

Memorials can be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or the American Cancer Society.


  1. Brian and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss, I will remember your Dad as a fun loving young guy! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and our family ! Love, Aunt Patty

  2. To Eddie’s family:

    We were shocked and saddened to hear of Eddie’s sudden passing. I met Ed becoming a friend when I was sheriff in Brown County and could always depend on him for his support. My wife and I both thought a lot of him and were planning to have him do some concrete work for us. We had just talked about it briefly one day in early April at McDonald’s in Mt. Sterling. Please accept our profound sympathy on your loss. Your loved one will never be forgotten!

  3. Love and prayers for you and your family, I know how much your dad meant to you Josh. It is hard to lose a father.
    Linda Gabriel

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