Douglas Merrill Collins, age 71, a resident of Fort Scott, died January 4, 2018, at the Olathe Hospice House in Olathe, KS. He was born on September 22, 1946, in Fort Scott, the son of Merrill L. Collins and Loretta M. Duggan Collins. He graduated from Fort Scott High School and later received his master’s degree from Pittsburg State University. He was a history teacher for many years in Bonner Springs, KS., and later served as dean at Brown Mackie College. Doug loved animals and really enjoyed spending time with his family.
Survivors include his sister, Debbie Clarkson, of Fort Scott; a nephew, Tommy McNeil, and wife Danica, of Fort Scott; a niece, Bryna Boldra and husband Jeremy of Eldorado, KS.; six great-nieces and nephews, Lindsey McNeil, Cody McNeil, Kaylee McNeil, Danielle McNeil, Landon Boldra and Keenan Boldra. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Father Robert Wachter will conduct funeral Mass at 11 A.M. Tuesday, January 9, 2017, at the Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church. The Rosary will be prayed at 10:30. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Memorial are suggested to St. Mary’s Catholic School and may be left in the care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.