Ruth (Lankford) Collins

January 23, 1934 ~ May 16, 2020 (age 86)


Dillman-Scott Funeral Home


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

Survivors include:


            Bradley J. Collins                                                                    Bloomington, Indiana



            Gary Paul Lankford                                                                Missouri



            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

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Graveside Service
May 21, 2020

1:00 PM
Paoli Community Cemetery, Indiana

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