Eva M. Collins, 92, of Mahomet, formerly of LaCrosse, IN, died on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
There will be a visitation on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 3-5 pm at New Beginnings Lutheran Church, 304 E. Dunbar, Mahomet. The funeral service will begin at 5:30 pm at the church with Pastor Allan Oman officiating. Burial will take place on Friday, Oct 18 at 10:30 am at Oak Grove Cemetery, Lacrosse, IN. Blair-Owens Funeral Home, Mahomet, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Eva was born on Oct. 4, 1927 in Pekin; a daughter of William and Lena (Vance) Clark. She married Virgil D. Collins in Washington, DC on June 17, 1948. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil on Feb. 22, 1979; her son, Virgil Collins II in March 1995; 1 sister and 3 brothers.
She is survived by her 2 daughters, Cheryl (Jim) Heinold and Marci (Stoney) Wireman and daughter-in-law, Sharon Collins, all of Mahomet; 8 grandchildren, James (Shantille) Heinold, Jason (Jennifer) Heinold, Brian Heinold, Christy (Jason) Ishcomer, Aaron (Shannon) Collins, Ryan (Briana) Collins, Maci (Dustin) Campbell and Mandy (Cody Sheets) Wireman; 12 great-grandchildren plus 1 on the way; 1 great-great grandchild; and 1 brother, Clinton Clark of Pekin; along with numerous nieces and nephews throughout Indiana and Illinois.
Eva moved to Mahomet in 1989 to be close to her children and grandchildren. She became a member of New Beginnings Lutheran Church. Eva was very active in the lives of her grand and great grandchildren, enjoying playing scrabble with them on the frequent nights that she fixed dinner for them. She also loved babysitting for her grandchildren and enjoyed attending their sporting events. Many of her grandchildren's friends considered her their "Grandma" too. Eva was also a very important influence in the lives of her many nieces and nephews.
Eva's life represented the values that were important to her. Thru her children and grandchildren these values will continue to live on.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. #800, Chicago, IL 60631.
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