Caren Sue Collins was called for eternal rest Sunday, March 6, 2022, at the age of 76. She was born October 17, 1945, in Danville to Clarence Stanley Divan and Callie Mae (Shepherd) Divan. She married Jimmy Lee Collins on August 25, 1998; he survives. Caren is also survived by a sister, Lorena Barnes of Oakwood and a brother, Fred Divan of Arizona. Along with her siblings, Caren is survived by three sons, Brian Wombles of Tilton, Brad Wombles (Jean Trees) of Oakwood, Micheal and Stacey (Livingston) Wombles of Fithian and one daughter, Rebecca and Michael Akins of Henning. Caren had seven grandchildren, Hayley and Elizabeth Wombles, and Zachary, Mckenzie, Dakota, Callie, and Jacob Akins. She was soon to welcome her first Great Grandchild and was so very excited to finally reach that status. She also leaves behind special friends, Patsy Ingram, Brenda Everson, Sondra Hess, and Wilma Bugera.
Caren “Sue” loved spending time playing Aggravation, Uno, and Progressive Rummy. A game with her, most times, led to cards on the floor or dice being tossed across the room. She loved to play the slots and scratch off tickets. She played Bingo as much as she could and spent most of that time yelling at the caller for not calling her number. She couldn’t wait for spring to go rummaging and plant flowers in her yard. She also enjoyed re-watching the show, Dallas, after all the years that had passed. She had many lifelong friends over the years and many more children she loved as her own. She would listen to your problems, give sage advice, and help any way she could to those that needed it. She cursed like a sailor and was very opinionated. She held nothing back and made no apologies for who she was. We loved and respected her for that. She absolutely loved to shop and had a massive clothes and purse addiction. She loved to cook and bake. She tried hard all these years to make her Mom’s delicious chocolate fudge, just the way she had. Never could quite get it right so she made her peanut butter fudge instead. That one, she got right. We know she is at peace and so overjoyed to be reunited with those that she has missed for so very long. Although our time with her has came to an end, we feel comfort in knowing she will live on in the hearts of us all.
As per her wishes, there will be no services. She wanted to be cremated and not have anyone make a fuss over her passing. Please know that if she touched your heart in any way, you were always in hers.
For those wishing to express sympathy, we request that make a donation to the Dementia Society of America, in her memory. We hold this cause dear to our hearts.
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