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Mary Jane Collins

May 9, 1944 — October 16, 2020

Mary Jane “Janie” Collins, 76, of French Lick, Indiana entered into eternal rest on October 16th, 2020 at Baptist Health Floyd Hospital, New Albany, Indiana.

She was born in Martin County, Indiana on May 9th, 1944 to Orville E. Catt and Sarah E. (Harner) Catt.

Janie married Jerry R. Collins on June 29th, 1963 and he preceded her in death on February 27th, 2011.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; (1) Sister – Alma Jean Apple and (2) Brothers – Kenny Standford and John Stanley Catt.

Janie was a 1962 graduate of Shoals High School and attended Springs Valley Wesleyan Church.

She had worked at Essex in Orleans, Kimball International, the family sawmill, and had babysit for several people and cleaned houses.

Janie enjoyed working crossword puzzles and doing needlepoint.

She is survived by:                 

(3) Sons                                   Joseph R. (Shelly) Collins                 French Lick, Indiana

                                                Jason L. Collins                                  French Lick, Indiana

                                                Justin L. Collins (Julia)                       French Lick, Indiana


(5)  Grandchildren                  Travis Collins                                     Sullivan, Indiana

                                                Ryan Collins                                      Shelburn, Indiana

                                                Austin Collins                                     French Lick, Indiana

                                                Dusty and Griffin Collins                    French Lick, Indiana


Companion                             Tony Busse                                          French Lick, Indiana



A Graveside Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Pastor John Moffatt at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 at Mount Lebanon Cemetery with burial to follow.


Friends may call on Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, French Lick, Indiana.


We ask that all who attend please comply to social distancing guidelines and wear a face covering while paying your respects during the visitation and graveside service.


In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to Mount Lebanon Cemetery Fund, c/o Wayne Ferguson, 9711 W. State Rd 56, French Lick, IN 47432.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Mary Jane Collins, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, October 20, 2020

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Ames Chapel Cemetery

5368 US-150, Paoli, IN 47454

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Graveside Ceremony

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Starts at 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

Brosmer - Kemple Funeral Home

9640 IN-56, French Lick, IN 47432

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