EAST PRAIRIE - Kenneth M. Collins, 77, died at 9:27 p.m. Sept. 30, 2006, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born Jan. 10, 1932, in St. Louis, to the late Eva Lamer, he had live in the Whiting community since retiring in 1976 as a sergeant from the U.S. Army. During his service he received several citations, including five good conduct awards, Cross of Gallantry with palm, six Overseas Bars, Marksman with a Carbine, National Defense Service Medal and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon.
Visitation is from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie. Mike Frailey will officiate.
Burial will follow with full military honors conducted by the Missouri Funeral Honors Program in the East Prairie Memorial Park Cemetery.