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Wanda Collins

August 11, 1942 — October 9, 2022


Wanda Sue Collins, 80, of Owingsville, Kentucky passed away Sunday, October 9, 2022, at her home after an extended illness.

She was born in Bath County on August 11, 1942, to the late Howard and Lucy Shields Stone.

Sue was a member of the Owingsville Christian Church.  Sue’s life was well lived, full of love, caring, and generosity. There was no kinder a soul than Sue Collins. Her goal in life was to take the weight of the world off of others. She was the definition of a great caregiver, caring for her father, mother and sister for extended periods.  After graduating from Bath County High School in 1960, Sue attended Midway College and earned her certification as a Radiology Technologist.  It was one day while working this position that she met the love of her life, a young Paul Collins, whom she later married, August 1, 1964.  From there Sue and Paul made their life together in Lexington, Reid Village, and finally back home to Tunnel Hill.  Sue dedicated her time and efforts to raising their two children and babysitting for many more children who she also considered family.  Her biggest love was her family and children, especially her grandchildren.  Sue was always very competitive and loved playing corn hole and Rook.  She always stayed active and even at the age of 70 she started taking Zumba classes and running 5k races.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Paul Collins, two sisters, Freda Palmer and Margaret Stone, four brothers, Marvin Stone, Quinn Stone, Fred Stone, and Wick Stone, and her in-laws, Opha and Farmer Collins, Zilpha Sizemore (Homer), Maultie Napier (Ford), Eugene Collins, Pearl Collins, and David Collins.

Survivors include her children, David Allen Collins (Tina) of Georgetown and Freda Duncan (John) of Owingsville, six grandchildren, Jared Duncan (Katie), Elliott Hughes, Lauren Duncan, Isabella Hughes, Katie Elaine Collins and Caroline Duncan, two great-grandchildren, Kinsley Duncan and Conner Duncan, two brothers, Doug Stone (Mary) and Phillip Stone (Joan), and her in-laws, Dinah Stone, Dottie Stone, Jean Collins and Craig Palmer.

Visitation at the Michael R. Gray Funeral Home in Owingsville is from 5 - 8 PM on Friday, October 14, 2022.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Saturday, October 15, 2022 in the chapel of the Michael R. Gray Funeral Home in Owingsville.

Burial will follow at the Shields Cemetery on Tunnel Hill Road.

The Family would like to extend their appreciation to her caregivers, the Sue Sitters.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Bath County High School Softball Team, 4460 East Fork Road, Owingsville, KY 40360, or the Owingsville Christian Church, P.O. Box 418, Owingsville, KY 40360.

The Michael R. Gray Funeral Home, 89 Slate Avenue, Owingsville, Kentucky 40360 is caring for all arrangements for Wanda Sue Collins.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Wanda Collins, please visit our flower store.

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Friday, October 14, 2022

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Michael R. Gray Funeral Home

89 Slate Ave, Owingsville, KY 40360

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Saturday, October 15, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Michael R. Gray Funeral Home

89 Slate Ave, Owingsville, KY 40360

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