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Barbara Ann Collins, age 76, of Edmore, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Sunday, October 23, 2016.  The daughter of Michael & Catherine (Weinhardt) Gares, she was born on June 7, 1940 in Romeo. 

On September 12, 1959, in Greenville, she married the love of her life, Michael, and they spent 57 beautiful years together.  She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Michael Gares.

Surviving are her loving husband and best friend, Michael L. Collins; a daughter, Catherine Collins; a son, Timothy & Christi Collins; four grandchildren, Alexsis Bultema, Gary & Michelle Baker, Ronnie Baker, and Sarabeth Baker; three great-grandchildren, Shae, Luna, and Michael;  one brother, Dave & Midge Gares; her husband's siblings, Jerry & Judy Collins, James & Barb Collins, and George Sidloskas; special dear friends, Frank & Frieda Hoke and Charlotte House; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of Barb's life from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, November 5 at the Edmore VFW Post 2292, 1490 E. Main Street, Edmore.   In lieu of flowers, contributions to Mid-Michigan Hospice in her memory would be appreciated.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Barbara's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  Arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.


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  1. Becky Peterson on November 3, 2016 at 12:00 am

  2. Mary Weikert on November 3, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Mike & family, So very sorry for your loss. Please know your in our thoughts & prayers. Barb was a great longtime friend, she will be missed by many.

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