Date of Death:  January 9, 2022

Service Details

Private family services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022.

Obituary Notice

Constance K. Collins, 75, of Three Rivers, passed away Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at Borgess Hospital of Kalamazoo. She was born in Three Rivers on Nov. 8, 1946, the daughter of Roscoe and Joyce (Bitner) Longenecker. Constance attended Three Rivers High School.


On Nov. 12, 1963, Constance was united in marriage to Larry Collins. She worked at Lasco and Three Rivers Health, where she retired due to health conditions.


Constance loved spending time with her family, enjoyed traveling, and she passed on her love of books and cooking to her grandchildren. She also enjoyed spending the day reading and watching movies with her fur-babies.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Collins; father, Roscoe Longenecker; and mother, Joyce Longenecker.


Surviving are children, Kimberly Collins, Jeffery (Deidre) Collins, and Christina (James) Crump; grandchildren, Destanee (David) Bowman, Amanda (Andrew) Whitmyer, Steve Collins, and Kelsey Collins; two great-grandchildren, Owen Bowman and Logan Bowman; sister, Lori Black; and a nephew, Jason Black.

Additional Information

Memorial donations may be directed to the American Heart Association. Envelopes are available at Hohner Funeral Home.

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  1. To Connie’s family, relatives and friends: I used to be out and about walking in the neighborhood and would see Connie and we would have long talks about life and our past. I had a home on East Adams Street at the time. I am sending condolences to everyone who was in and around her life. May she rest in peace. Judy Gilchrist-Mohney.

  2. Was so sorry to see of Connie’s passing. My heart goes out to all her family members and friends. She was a great lady and cousin, I had forgotten we both shared the same birthday a year apart.
    Gail Lintemoot Bolton

  3. I am so sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. She is a better place with her beautiful and constant smile. We have been neighbors for many years and she will be missed but the memories remain. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Kim, Jeff, Chris and family,
    I am so sorry your mom has passed on. She is a lovely, bubbly, smiling gem of personality that I will always remember. She was pretty and kind. You know the saying, we don’t always remember what people said, but we remember how they made us feel. Your mother always made me feel welcomed. God bless your mother and thank you for the memories Mrs Collins. ❤️

  5. So sorry to hear of Connie’s passing! So many wonderful memories of my dear friend. Hugs & prayers to her family especially her children. Connie was one of the kindest & sweetest ladies I have ever known.. RIP Connie 🙏

  6. Kim, Lori, and family,
    I am sad to her the news about Connie. I’m very sure she will be missed by all who knew her. The entire family has my sympathies and you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Remember all the good times and memories as they will keep her ever present in you.

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