Russell Collins

Date of Death: 04-15-2024
Burial: Missouri Veterans Cemetery
Funeral Service : 04-22-2024

Russell Collins

Russell Collins, 92, of North Kansas City, MO, formerly of Edgerton, MO passed away, April 15, 2024.

He was born on January 3, 1932 to William F. and Marion (Grogan) Collins in Higginsville, MO. Russell grew up in Higginsville where he attended school. He then served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. 

On December 1, 1953 he was united in marriage to Zora McKinney. After their marriage they lived in Kansas City where they made their home.

Russell was a member of the Edgerton Christian Church. He was also a member of the VFW.

He was a Fire Apparatus Operator for the Kansas City Fire Department for 34 years.

Russell was preceded in death by his parents; brother, William Collins; and sister, Beverly Cornelison.

He is survived by his wife, Zora, of the home; children, Susan (Terry) Burns, Mickey (Sherry) Collins; grandchildren, Michelle Collins, Halley Collins, Teagan (Jimmy) Slosson, and Kelsey Burns; great-granddaughter, Ava Belle; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral Service: 12:00 p.m. Monday, April 22nd at the Edgerton Christian Church in Edgerton, MO with visitation one hour prior to the service.

Burial: 12:00 p.m Tuesday, April 23rd at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville, MO.

Donations may be made to the Edgerton Christian Church.


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