Raymond Eugene Collins

OSWEGO — Raymond Eugene Collins, 77, passed away at 4:28 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023, at Oswego Health and Rehab following an illness.

Raymond was born on Jan. 12, 1946, in Parsons. His parents were Bud and Myrtle (Gross) Collins. He was a lifetime resident of Labette County.

Reymond retired from the Kansas Army Ammunitions Plant in September 1981. He worked there maintaining the roads and grounds. Prior to that, he had worked in construction. He enjoyed fishing and working on arts and crafts.

Raymond married Charlene Kay Vanderpool on May 9, 1968, in Oswego. She survives.

Additional survivors include a son, John Collins of Labette City; a daughter, Michelle Collins of Pittsburg; a stepson, Robert Vanderpool of Oswego; three sisters, Wilma Jean Davis of Nowata, Oklahoma, Joann Burris of Parsons and Bonnie Goodnight of Parsons; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Ashley Jo Collins; two brothers; and three sisters.

Mr. Collins was entrusted to Derfelt Funeral Home, Oswego, for cremation.

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