FREDERICKTOWN — Darelle D. Collins, 72, of Fredericktown died Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Darelle was born Feb. 11, 1937, in Mansfield to Fred Donald Collins and Nellie Marie (Schoenian) Collins, and was raised by Clayton B. and Edith Schindler in Mansfield. He graduated from Amity High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Berlin Crisis. Darelle was employed by Rural Farm Delivery, agriculture services, in Fredericktown for 25 years. Following retirement he assisted local auctioneers Kenny Gilmore, Tommy Scott, Larry Moore and Red Shaw. He was a member of the Fredericktown United Methodist Church, the Colonial City Moose Lodge in Mount Vernon and was an avid bowler and member of the American Bowling Congress. Darelle enjoyed gardening and loved spending time outdoors.
Surviving are his wife, Leona (Spearman) Collins, whom he married May 17, 1959; his son, Darren (Jenny) Collins of Mount Vernon; his daughter, Laurie (Manny) Iglesias of Florence, Ky.; his grandchildren, Lauren, Ally and Caroline Iglesias and Teresa Marcheskie of Delaware; two great-grandsons, Justin and Conner Marcheskie; his father, Clayton B. Schindler of Lexington; brothers, Clay Schindler and Richard Schindler, both of Akron; sister, Debbie Short of Akron; and many nieces and nephews whom he loved and always made time for.
He was preceded in death by his birth parents; his mother, Edith Schindler; and brothers, Fred and Doug Collins.
Friends may call Thursday, Oct. 29, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown, where funeral service will be Friday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Keith Bohley will officiate. Burial will follow at Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of one’s choice.
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The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Darelle D. Collins.