Jack L. Collins, 80, of rural Cherokee passed away at 5:35 a.m. Monday, May 6, 2013, at Via Christi Hospital, Pittsburg.
He was born June 12, 1932, in Cherokee, the son of Jack Earl and Okla. (Moore) Collins. He graduated from Cherokee High School. He then went on to Kansas State Teachers College and received a bachelor’s and a master’s degree.
Jack was a Korean War veteran serving two years with the U.S. Army.
On Nov. 3, 1965, he was united in marriage to Mary Mutum in Miami, Okla.
He started his teaching career in Galena, where he was a teacher and assistant coach. He then moved to Moran, where he was a coach, teacher and principal. After that he moved to Pleasanton where he became the Superintendent of Schools for the next 18 years. During his retirement he worked part-time for Bath-Naylor and Friskel Funeral Homes.
Jack was a member of Weir United Methodist Church. Additional memberships were in the United School Administrators of Kansas, USA United School Administrators and the Kansas Athletics Association. He was also an avid golfer and sports fan.
Survivors include his wife Mary.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation is tonight from 7 to 8 o’clock at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Pittsburg.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Banks officiating. Burial will follow in Cherokee City Cemetery.
Condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com. Memorials may be made to the Jack Collins Scholarship fund in Pleasanton and/or Moran; these may be left at or mailed to the funeral home. Services by Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762.
Jerry Wayne Lindsay, 63, of Garnett, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2016, in Warren, Mich. He was born on July 25, 1952, in Garnett, the son of Emmett Eugene and Dixie Claire (Huggins) Lindsay. Jerry attended elementary school in Bush City, and later graduated from Garnett High... [More]
Patrica Janette (Hobbs) Litherland, 70, Humboldt, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in Topeka. Patrica was born on Dec. 3, 1945 in Chanute, the daughter of Boyd W. Hobbs and Dorothy L. Beck. She grew up in Toronto with her sister and cousins. Like most folks in... [More]
Sharon Kay (White) Bagnall Saterfiel, 66, Colony, died Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at her daughter’s home in Iola. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Iola. Memorials are suggested to Allen County Hospice. Feuerborn Family... [More]
As the 20th Century drew to a close, former Register owners Emerson Jr. and Mickey Lynn put the finishing touches on a two-volume, 1,000-page book dedicated to the early days of Iola and Allen County’s history. “The Annals of Iola and Allen County” volumes... [More]
S aturday’s dedication of a new hiking and biking trail south of Iola included a lesson on the value of perseverance. John McRae, former Iola mayor and on the board of Iola Industries, told a gathering of about 125 that when the Lehigh Portland cement plant south of Iola... [More]
While Iola officials struggle with closing an $800,000 gap in the city’s 2017 budget, City Administrator Carl Slaugh notes the 2016 spending plan also must be addressed. Slaugh said at Friday’s See, Hear Iola session that he has ordered an across-the-board, 5-percent... [More]
OTTAWA — The Post 15 Indians took a mixed squad of Double-A and Single-A players to Ottawa on Friday. In the doubleheader, the Single-A team was clipped by a lone run in each game losing to Ottawa 6-5 and 3-2. In the first game, starting pitcher Darius Greenawalt... [More]
In less than a month, Josh Honey-cutt will have the chance of a lifetime. The 2007 Iola High School graduate will compete in the triple jump in Eugene, Ore., at the U.S. Olympic Trials with his sights set on earning a place on the U.S. Olympic Team bound for Rio de Janeiro,... [More]