Ceward V. Collins

Ceward V. Collins, age 86, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at Select Specialty Hospital in Beech Grove. Born on Feb. 4, 1925 in Mount Comfort, he was the son of Harold and M. Marie (Webb) Collins. Ceward married Wilma J. (Burden) Collins on Feb. 18, 1950 in Fortville.

Surviving him are his wife, Wilma Collins of Greenfield; children, Deborah (Jim) Tatom of Wilkinson; Steven V. Collins of Greenfield and Rene (Mike) White of Fishers; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grand children; and 2 great great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and four brothers.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at Erlewein Mortuary in Fortville. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at Erlewein Mortuary in Fortville. Reverend Dr. Karen Altergott will be officiating. Burial will follow at Gravel Lawn Cemetery in Fortville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fortville United Methodist Church, 125 East Staat St., Fortville, IN 46040, or www.ffumc-in.org or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, www.stjude.org.

Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.erleweinmortuary.com or email condolences to sympathy@erleweinmortuary.com.