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“My condolences to the family. So, so, sorry to hear the news of both of them passing. Shocking news to lose both. Prayers going out to the family. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Sharon Liberty - North Las Vegas, NV

“Wonderful Norma...XO ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Iris - Friend

“I was shocked to hear of Norrma's passing. I loved her feisty tell-it-like-it-is attitude. She always had a beautiful smile and a sparkle in her eye....Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Mike Blake - Columbus, OH

“I am so very sorry for your great loss. Norma and I worked together at the Apache Junction Independent Newspaper. She was such a kind person and...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Tina Pendexter - Apache Junction, AZ

“I am so very sorry for the loss of your parents. Tina, Brian and families are in my thoughts and prayers ❤ ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Kezia Fleshman - Chillicothe, OH

“I am so sad to hear of Norma's passing. She was so special to me when I first moved to Arizona in 2009. So very caring, welcoming and special. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Nancy Lally - Friend

“We are totally in shock at Norma's sudden passing. She was the light in any room! I recall how excited she was to marry Darrell.. Norma told me...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Jack and Karen ( Donahue) Edler - OH

“Your mom was a beautiful woman inside and out! It was an honor to have known her. She always wore a gorgeous smile, and had a knack for saying the...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Nicole Smith - Chillicothe, OH

“You were my very best friend ,Norm,I miss you beyond words.You were a light that shown so bright ,in my world..Norm,you were so much fun to be ...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Carolyn Lizak - Chillicothe, OH

“I'm so sorry for this devastating loss. Norma never hesitated to send me a kind word. She absolutely was full of life life and I miss them both. God...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Vicki Collins-Small - Columbus, OH


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Norma Kay Collins, of Apache Junction, died on February 4th, 2021, after a brief illness.

She was born May 21, 1947 in Ross County Ohio to the late Arthur and Esther Elder Jones. She married Darrell E Collins, Jr. on July 23, 1966, who died on February 3rd, 2021. Norma has two surviving children, Brian D. Collins, Tina M. Collins and two grandchildren Gage (Lexi) and Maddy, who she loved so deeply. Norma also had 5 siblings, Dessie, Betty, Mary, Jr. and Bill.

Norma had a tremendous heart and loved helping people. Her smile lit up the room. In Arizona they soaked up the sun and made a whole new family of friends. Her heart exploded with pride for Maddy and Gage. Mom had a spunk about her that definitely lives in Maddy. She cherished her calls with Gage. And she could not have been more proud of Brian for becoming a nurse. She was Tina's rock. Today please take a minute to remember Norma and her love of life.

Respecting her wishes there will not be a service.