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Jacqueline Eileen Rea

Jacqueline Eileen (Collins) Rea, age 88, passed away January 3rd, 2015 at the Hillside Manor Nursing Home in Washington, Indiana.

She was born on November 19th, 1926 in Dubois County, Indiana to Harold Von Collins and Alma Dorothy (Clements) Collins.

She was married to Richard C. Rea on April 28th, 1951 and he preceded her in death.

Jacqueline was preceded in death by her parents, husband, (3) Sisters – Lorena Addis, Mavis Juarez and Joan McCarty and (2) Brothers – Elbert Collins and Adrian Collins.

She retired from Irvington Radiology in Indianapolis, Indiana after 15 years where she worked as a billing supervisor.

Jaqueline was a member of the Tarum Ladies of the Tarum Shrine Club in Richmond, Indiana and the Crosley Office Girls (COGS) of Richmond, Indiana. She graduated from Cuzco High School with the Class of 1944 and received awards for shorthand and bookkeeping.

She is survived by:        

(2) Brothers Robert Collins Washington, Indiana
Leonard Collins Wyoming, Michigan

(4) Sisters Melvin Daugherty Indianapolis, Indiana
Rose Sikes Bedford, Indiana
Virginia Flick French Lick, Indiana
Loretta Drake Paoli, Indiana

Several nieces and nephews

The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana. Friends may call from 11:00 AM on Tuesday until the time of service at the funeral home.

Pastor Michael Dye will officiate.

Cremation will follow and there will be an interment in Richmond, Indiana at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-601 in memory of Jacqueline.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, 9640 W. State Rd. 56, French Lick, Indiana. 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

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Jackie and Dick were neighbors of ours on North 28th Street in Richmond before they moved to Indianapolis.  What good neighbors they were!  We really enjoyed knowing them.  My sympathy to Jackie's family.

Barbara Barker Jenkins Jan 9 2015 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of Jacqueline's passing. She was a cousin to my father, Charles. He always tried to go to French Lick for his family's funerals. I am sure that he would want our family to extend our condolences to his cousins and family.

Chuck & Jenny Clements  Petersburg, In
Vonda Clements. Otwell, In

Chuck Clements Jan 7 2015 12:00 AM

I worked with Jackie during her years at Irvington Radiology and enjoyed her and Richard's friendship for years after. She was a wonderful employee and a loyal friend. She and Richard would deliver to us her home grown tomatoes from her home in Franklin all the way to the northside of Indianapolis. My wife Shirley and I miss them both greatly.

Dr. Gerald Kurlander Jan 6 2015 12:00 AM

All of you are in my thoughts and prayers with the loss of Jackie.  She was a very special lady and will be missed.

Sherri Hart
Richmond Indiana

Sherri Hart Jan 5 2015 12:00 AM

Sending warm, loving thoughts to all who are hurting at the loss of Aunt Jackie. May you be comforted in knowing she is surrounded by her heavenly family, and re-united with Uncle Dick.
Joy and Diana want you to know how much your support meant to us for the burial of Mavis and Jess. God Bless you all.
Joy D Andrews, W Layfayette, IN
Diana J Philbeck, Seattle, WA

Diana Juarez Philbeck Jan 3 2015 12:00 AM