Charlene M. (Vest) Collins, 69, of Greenfield, passed away on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, at Community East Hospital. She was born on Sept. 18, 1946, in Greenfield, as the daughter of Donald and Ethel (Swords) Vest. Charlene married James S. Collins on October 9, 1962 in Greenfield.

She was a homemaker and loved to play Bingo and spend time with her family. She enjoyed her Monday outings with her daughter, granddaughters and friend, Jackie. During these outings, they would always see Charlene’s favorite waitress, Cindy, at Olive Garden.

Charlene is survived by her loving husband, of 53 years, James Collins of Greenfield; children, James (Lynn) Collins, Jr. of Greenfield, Jeff (Shelly) Collins of Warren, MI, Richard (Tina) Collins of Middletown, Kevin (Alesia) Collins of Greenfield, Teresa (Randy) Moore of Greenfield, Patricia (Brian) Williams of Greenfield and Victoria Wood of Greenfield; brother, Jim Vest of Greenfield; sisters, Barbara Evans and Ida Sosbe both of Greenfield; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Ethel Vest; sisters, Janet, Mary and Alice and brothers, Larry, Norman and Donnie.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140. A funeral service will take place immediately following the visitation at 1 p.m. John L. Collins and Ted Collins will be officiating. Burial will follow at Park Cemetery in Greenfield.

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