Lorene Collins

October 07, 1944 - May 16, 2020

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Wednesday, May 20, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Salem United Baptist Church, 8227 N SR 9, Kendallville


Thursday, May 21, 11:00 AM
Salem United Baptist Church, 8227 N SR 9, Kendallville


Lorene Collins, 75, of Angola and formerly of Rome City died Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Aperion Care in Angola.

She was born October 7, 1944, in Rock Fork, Kentucky, to Hayden and Florence (Chaffins) Crager.

She worked as a cook at Shepherd of the Hill Nursing Home, now Lutheran Life Villages, in Kendallville for several years.

Lorene enjoyed quilting, cooking, flower gardening, puzzles, and reading.

Surviving are two daughters, Jennifer Collins of Rome City and Kimberly (Jamie) VanAuken of Kendallville; two grandchildren, Brianna VanAuken and Andrew VanAuken; a sister, Jenatta Moore of Hindman, Kentucky; and a brother, Wendall Crager of Raven, Kentucky.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie D. Collins; daughter, Stephanie Collins; two sisters, Shelby Crager and Chloetta Adams; and four brothers, David Crager, Delmas Crager. Harold Crager, and Millard Ray Crager.

Funeral services will be Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Salem United Baptist Church, 8227 N State Road 9, Kendallville with Pastor Billy Tuttle and Pastor Glen Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Orange Township Cemetery near Rome City.

Pallbearers are Jamie VanAuken, Kenneth Crager, Andrew Van Auken, Eric Collins, Kenneth Carl Crager, and Anthony Shepherd.

Calling is Wednesday, May 20, 2020, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the church where an evening service will be held at 6 p.m.

Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville is assisting the family with arrangements.

Share memories and condolences at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Sherley (Wicker) Miller
May 19th, 2020 11:20pm
Rome City

Deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother, Lorene. 🙏🏻 for the family.

Don and Linda Miller
May 19th, 2020 8:59pm
Kendallville IN

Lorene was a wonderful person and a great friend. Don and I have so many wonderful memories of her. She was a great mother to her girls and a very proud grandmother. She was such an amazing cook too. I will never forget the delicious smells coming from her kitchen, and we loved it when she shared her delicious fried chicken.. Our deepest and sincere condolences to the family.

Rachelle Gleason
May 19th, 2020 3:19am
Kendallville IN

Oh how i will miss this lady. She was one of the sweetest people I ever met.. I have so many great memories of her growing up. That woman could sure cook some amazing fried chicken, and her biscuits.were out of this world. She had such kind heart and always had a warm smile on her face.. So sorry for your loss Kim and Jennifer. She will be greatly missed by so many people.

Heather Stapleton
May 19th, 2020 1:25am
Prestonsburg, Ky.

She was a sweet soul, always so sweet and kind. She will be missed. ❤️ Love and prayers!

Tamara Campbell
May 19th, 2020 1:07am
309 N Park Lane Butler In .

Lorraine was a woman with a huge heart , and a beautiful soul . I will never forget her . My thoughts and prayers and sympathy to her whole family . I am sorry for your loss .

Hargus Sparkman
May 18th, 2020 10:51pm

Thoughts and prayers.