Myrtle Collins

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Myrtle “Myrt” Margaret (Noem) Collins of Florence, Ky., formerly of Williamstown, Ky., died May 29, 2020.

Myrt and her twin sister, Mildred, were born near Erwin, at the farm of their parents, Julius and Alvina (Lilleskov) Noem. They were baptized at East Bethania Lutheran Church. They attended a country school near Erwin and graduated from Bryant High School in 1949.

Following graduation, Myrtle moved to Kentucky where she met and married Richard Collins on Sept. 29, 1950. She worked in the insurance business until her retirement. She enjoyed playing guitar with her husband in several country music bands. She and Richard loved to travel and regularly attended Noem family reunions. Her pranks and laughter will forever ring in our memories. She was greatly loved by family, friends and co-workers. She had a deep curiosity, love and devotion to her Lord and Savior.

Myrtle is survived by three sisters: Norma “Laney” Lutz of Waxahachie, Texas, Joyce Noem Litz of Sioux Falls, S.D. and Mildred “Millie” Hotchkiss of Humboldt, S.D.; one sister-in-law, Virginia Noem of Independence, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard; three brothers: Curtis, Norwood and Ralph Noem; her brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law.

Services will be announced at a later date.

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