Dorothy Collins

Dorothy S. Collins, 71, of Arkansas City, passed away Monday, March 9, 2020, at the Presbyterian Manor Health Care Unit.

Cremation has been effected.

A Celebration of Life is at 10 a.m. Friday, March 13, at Bible Christian Church. Pastor Richard Leighton will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials go to Bible Christian Church. Contributions can be made through the church, 2411 N. Eighth St., Arkansas City, KS 67005. Online condolences can be made at

Dorothy was born Jan. 12, 1949, to Charles R. and Dorothy V. (Hodges) Amos, in Logan General Hospital in Logan, W.Va. She grew up attending schools in Peach Creek, W.Va., and graduated from Logan High School in 1966. After high school, she attended and graduated from beauty school in Huntington, W.Va. Dorothy attended mining school in 1976 in Holden, W.Va.

Dorothy married Kenny Collins on March 1, 1968 in Peach Creek, W.Va. The couple made their home in Peach Creek until moving to Arkansas City in 1979. Dorothy attended and graduated from Wichita Technical College with a degree in dietary management. In 1989, the family moved in 1989 to Oklahoma City, where she worked for numerous nursing homes around the United States. The family moved back to Arkansas City, where Dorothy worked as a Para for Adams School until her retirement in 2004, due to health reasons.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, William Amos; a grandson, Joseph Collins; and a brother-in-law, Lawrence Morse.

Survivors include her husband, Kenny, of the home; sons, Kevin Collins and wife, Sydnor, of Clovis, N.M., and John Collins, of Arkansas City; brother, Charles Amos, of Huntington, W.Va.; sister, Nancy Morse, of South Port, S.C.; sister-in-law, Shirley Amos, of Barboursville, W.Va.; grandchildren, Natasha Tevebaugh and husband, Brant, Zack Collins, Kelci Collins, Daulton Collins, Emily Collins, and Chayton Collins; one great-granddaughter, Everlee Tevebaugh; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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