Kenneth Eugene Collins

Birth Date: 
Thursday, October 21, 1937
Date of Passing: 
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Kenneth Eugene Collins, 79, of Apple Creek died Saturday, October 7, 2017 at LifeCare Hospice.

He was born October 21, 1937 in Little Hocking to Nay and Mildred Frederick Collins.  On December 1, 1961 he married Linda L. Ryals in Apple Creek.  She preceded him in death in 2014.

Ken was a member of the Apple Creek United Methodist Church.  He retired from Gerstenslagers after 38 years.  He enjoyed golfing, fishing, working outdoors and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his children Gary (Peggy) Collins of Dalton, Larry (Beth) Collins of Jeromesville and Lee Ann Tedrow of Apple Creek; grandsons Benjamin Tedrow, Ryan and Seth Collins; step grandchildren Jason (Linda) Wilhite and Kim (Craig) Elliott; great-granddaughters Cheyenne and Emilia Collins; siblings Jim (Juanita) Collins, Denver (Sandra) Collins, Ruth Kerrigan and many nieces and nephews.

Along with his wife of 53 years, Ken was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Tom, Dorsey, Charlie and Harold Collins and sisters Sue Calloway, Sharon Brookover, Jo Ann Lowe and Willamina Maze. 

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 12:00 Noon at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster with Rev. Kenn Curren officiating. 

Friends will be received on Thursday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Contributions may be directed to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to the American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, OH  44406.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions: 

LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to the American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, OH  44406


Thursday from 10:00 am until the time of service


Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 12:00 Noon at the funeral home


So very sorry for your loss. Kenny will sure be missed in the neighborhood!!! Ron and Becky

Larry, I am so very sorry for your loss.

Many happy memories working with Kenny at Gerstenslager. He was one of the good guys. So sorry for your family’s loss.

Sorry for your loss. I had good memories of Kenny at Little Hocking School.

Lee Ann, Gary, Larry and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

We're so sorry for your loss. We enjoyed seeing Kenny riding his bike in the neighborhood. He always kept us up to date with what was going on in Apple Creek! He will be missed by all his neighbors!

I'm so sorry for your loss Lee Ann. Your dad will always be 45 years old in my memory with that sly grin, calling me by his favorite nickname...GenieWeenie.
I was so appreciative that you and your parents came to support me when my sisters passed away and I am here for you if you may need anything.
I know your heart is aching and pray in time it be replaced with all the wonderful memories you have of your parents. I know that your mom and dad are together once again and looking down on you and your brothers.

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