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Merlena K. (Nash) Collins

Obituary for Merlena K. (Nash) Collins

August 5, 1942 - January 29, 2022
Chesterfield, Indiana | Age 79


Merlena K. (Nash) Collins, 79, of Chesterfield, IN passed away at her home on January 29, 2022. Merlena was born on August 5, 1942 in Anderson, IN to Robert E. and Sylvia L. (Stout) Nash. She married her loving husband, William C. Collins on March 4, 1972 and were married 41 years before his passing in 2013. Merlena had the most important job of all, she was a homemaker. She loved to crotchet and garden, especially her rosebushes. Merlena loved to shop at Goodwill and listen to Elvis Presley. She also enjoyed Corvette's and owned one in her younger years.
Merlena will be dearly missed by her children, Troy Collins, Ty Collins, Chastity (James) Aynes, Wendy (Kenny) Farlee, and Tiffany (Robert "Bobby" Hudson) Travis; her grandchildren, Xavier and Lanae Collins, Austin (Marlena Cox), Dawson, Ethan, and Sari Aynes, Ashley and Boomer Wallace, Sara and Daniel Farlee, and Hayley and Lilly Travis; her niece, Barb Spicer; her "bestest" friend, Jackie (Heater) Parson; and several nieces and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William; her brothers, Kent and Jeff Nash; and her niece, Heather Nash.
A graveside ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at Anderson Memorial Park, 6805 Doctor M.L.K. Jr. Blvd., Anderson, IN 46013. Following the burial, a Celebration of Life will be at the New Life Church of the Nazarene, 3615 Raible Ave., Anderson, IN 46011 from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m.. To post online condolences, please visit

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Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service and Crematory

515 East 53rd Street
Anderson, IN 46013
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