Doris Evelyn Collins

Jan 31st, 1937 - Feb 7th, 2018


Herrin City Cemetery

Sun, Feb. 11th, 2018

Herrin- Doris Evelyn Collins, 81 of Herrin passed away at 10:52 AM, Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at her home.

Doris was born on January 31, 1937 in Columbus, Ohio to Mr. and Mrs. James Wernke.

She married James O. Collins on August 18, 1956 in Energy, Illinois. He preceded her in death on June 5, 2011.

She worked as a CNA at Shawnee Christian Nursing Home.

She was a member of the Harvest Time Worship Center in Herrin.  She liked to spend her free time vacationing with family and visiting with friends.  She also liked to watch her afternoon “stories” on television. She had a very deep love for each of her grandchildren.

Survivors include-

Two Sons- Steve Collins of San Diego, California and James Collins and his companion Sahra of Herrin, Illinois.

Daughter- Debbie Collins and fiance Robert Tippy, Jr.  of Herrin, Illinois

Three grandchildren

Six great grandchildren

Two Sisters- Jo Ann Elders of Nashville, Illinois and Joyce K. Wernke of Tucson, Arizona

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her sister, Vivian.


Private entombment will be on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Herrin City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the family.


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5 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Debbie collins

    From: HERRIN, Illinois

    Date: February 8, 2018

    I love & miss you mom


    From: own, Illinois

    Date: February 9, 2018

    Rest in peace now Doris, you were a dear friend and I sure missed our talks, visits and the rides we used to take, we will see each other again someday!

  • Guest: Joe Vaughn

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: February 9, 2018

    I’m gonna miss you Gma!! You were a big part of my childhood growing up. Such a loving and caring woman. Anytime Andrew and I would come over, you’d make sure we were spoiled and taken care of.

  • Guest: Debbie Collins

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: April 8, 2018

    Can’t believe its already been 2mths miss you mom love you

  • Guest: Debbie Collins

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: May 13, 2018

    Happy mother’s Day mom love you & miss you