Class of 1945

Ruby Fern (Nelson) Collins

Birth Date – Death Date

Ruby Fern Collins, sister of two Perry women, died January 9, 2003.

As an employment specialist with AARP, Ruby enjoyed placing senior citizens with jobs while familiarizing employers with the value of senior employees.

Ruby was active in politics and public service, and was a member of Clubette, an auxiliary to the Young Men’s Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George John Collins by 15 years. Ruby and George were lifelong donors to the University of Oklahoma and were dedicated supporters of Oklahoma Sooner Athletics.

Ruby is survived her her children, Penny Breen of Wayside, New Jersey, Georgeann Acker of Muskogee, Oklahoma, and John George Collins of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; two sisters, Evadna Nelson and Margaret Seeliger, Perry; four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Ruby also cherished a bounty of friendships, too numerous to mention.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 14, 2003, at Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Home at 6006 North Grand Blvd., in Oklahoma City. Interment will be held at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Edmond, OK.