Ruth Lankford Collins, 86, of Paoli, Indiana passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Hearthstone Health Campus in Bloomington, Indiana.

She was born in Paoli, Indiana on January 23, 1934 to Clifton and Dorothy Slaten Lankford. Ruth married Carroll Collins and he preceded her in death.

She was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, brothers, Robert and Paul Lankford, nephew Larry Michael Lankford, and niece Betty Jo Lankford Henderson

Ruth was a member of Paoli Christian Church & New Hope.

She was the owner and operator of Ruth’s Beauty Shop and worked in the Paoli High School cafeteria.

Survivors include:

Son: Bradley J. Collins, Bloomington, Indiana

Nephew: Gary Paul Lankford, Missouri

Niece: Carol Ann Lankford & Larry Payton Paoli, Indiana

Graveside services for Ruth Lankford Collins will be Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Paoli Community Cemetery.

Scott McGowen will officiate

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Paoli Humane Society.

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