Obituary for James L. Collins, Sr.

Posted on March 20, 2021

James L. Collins, Sr., 81, of Kenton, passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2021, at Kenton Nursing and Rehab.

He was born on January 29, 1940, in Kenton to the late Ivan and Lois (Bruce) Collins.

Jim married Carrol Mohn on February 26, 1957, and she preceded him in death on May 30, 2013.

Mr. Collins is survived by children Jim (Lori) Collins, Jr., of Michigan, and Chris (Ronald) Amweg, Duane Collins, Gig (Sherry) Collins, and Robin Phillips, all of Kenton. He is also survived by grandchildren James Collins III, David (Chrissy) Amweg, Melissa (Randy) Corwin, Amanda (Varun) Uttuleti, George Collins, Tina Kneer, April Phillips, Tammy Armstrong, Fritz Armstrong, and Ben, Brian and Brady Collins, 17 greatgrandchildren, and brother Jerry I. Collins of San Diego, California. Jim was preceded in death by son Denny Collins, daughter Barbara Fox, and brothers Buddy L. Collins and Billy J. Collins.

Jim worked for many years at Brodrick’s. Following retirement, he worked at the Memorial Park Golf Course for many years. He was also a very active member of the Kenton Eagles 2163 for over 50 years, where he held several offices and was currently serving as the treasurer. Jim was also a member of the Elks #157 and the Kenton Moose Lodge #428. 

A funeral service will begin at 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 22, 2021, at the SCHINDEWOLF-STOUT-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, where the family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. Monday until the time of service. Burial will follow in Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Jim to the Kenton Eagles 2163, 10750 US 68, Kenton, OH 43326. Online condolences can be expressed to the family by visiting

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