Carol Dee Collins
Published on -7/23/2014, 9:58 AM
Carol Dee Collins, 69, Overland Park, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
She was born Aug. 1, 1944, in Plainville to Kenneth and Mary Ann (Windholz) Resley-Walters. She was a 1962 graduate of Plainville High School and a year of college at Fort Hays State University.
She married Russell "Rusty" Collins in September 1963. They lived in California, Plainville, then settling in Hays in 1973 where they raised their family. While living in Hays, she owned C.C.'s Fashion Alley women's clothing store and was active in the Chamber of Commerce and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She left Hays and began working in women's clothing sales for Dillard's and Von Maur in Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Kansas, before retiring in Overland Park.
Survivors include a son, Shane Collins, Overland Park; a brother, Ken Resley Jr., Salina; a granddaughter, Kylie Collins, Dodge City; and countless friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Nicolas of Myra Catholic Church, 2901 E. 13th, Hays; inurnment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Gorham.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel, 2509 Vine, Hays.
A rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 11300 W. 103rd St., Overland Park, St. Nicholas Catholic Church or Kansas City Hospice House, 1500 Meadow Lake Parkway No. 200, Kansas City, MO 64114.
Condolences can be left by guest book at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.