Nadine Collins, 88, of Peotone


Nadine Collins, age 88, of Peotone, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 28, at Clarendale of Mokena.

Nadine was born on Jan. 16, 1935, in Mammoth Springs, AR, the daughter of James and Lena (Kester) Groves. She married Lloyd D. Collins on Nov. 9, 1955, in Monee. He passed away on June 12, 2013.

Nadine was an avid reader and loved her novels, easily reading three to four novels a week. For many decades, she enjoyed bowling on the Ladies Tuesday Night League at the Peotone Bowling Center. Nadine was also a sun worshiper. During their empty nest years, Nadine and Lloyd spent their winters in Florida where they enjoyed the sun, sand, and visits from their family.

Nadine and Lloyd also loved socializing and often enjoyed fine food and cocktails at Mr. Benny’s restaurant with the best of friends. However, her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Nadine had a special knack with the young grandkids. Lots of snuggles, playing games, and enjoying movies together were favorite pastimes.

She took her grandchildren to nice restaurants and introduced them to live theatre and concerts. These times were a special treat for Nadine and Lloyd, as well as their grandkids. She often traveled to Atlanta to spend time with her out-of-state grandkids and to make special memories with them. All of her grandchildren were her pride and joy.

Nadine is survived by her children, Lloyd (Jeri) Collins, Jr., Linda Barten, Linnea (Roger) Ashley, Leslie Voges, and Pam McTernan; her grandchildren, Tucker (Jenny) Collins, Rachel Barten, Stacey (Tom) Kosloskus, Blake (Ariel) Ashley, Lena Ashley, Clayton Ashley, and Charlie McTernan; her great-grandchildren, Deacon, Gage, Abbey, Reagan, and Aurora; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lloyd D. Collins, Sr., her sister, Patricia Fly; her granddaughter, Abigail Barten; and her son-in-law, Richard L. “Dick” Barten.

Private family services will be held and interment will be at Peotone Cemetery. Share a memory at


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