Funeral services for lifelong Plymouth resident, Thelma Burns Collins, 95, will be on Monday, July 2, 2001, at 10 a.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. Grand nephew, Mike Burroughs, will conduct the service. Visitation with the family will be on Sunday, July 1, 2001, from 3 to 7 p.m., after which an Eastern Star Service will be held in the funeral home at 7 p.m. Thelma, who resided 6785 N. Michigan Rd., Plymouth, died of natural causes at 7:10 a.m. on Friday, June 29, 2001, in the Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth. She was born in Plymouth on September 10, 1905, the daughter of Elmer G. and Mary Louella Ebel Burns. She attended Plymouth High School. On October 19, 1956, in Plymouth, at the E.U.B (Trinity United Methodist Church) Thelma and George Collins, the owner of a hearing aid company in town, were married. George died on January 4, 1976. For 35 years Thelma was office manager of the Security Loan Company, now AVCO Finance, retiring in 1970. Serving people was her joy. A devoted lifetime member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, she was a Sunday school teacher and a dedicated member of the Band of Hope class. She was a 50-year active member and a past Worthy Matron and office holder in all positions of the Eastern Star, Judy Grover Chapter #26. Thelma was also active in the Business and Professional Women’s Club and the hospital auxiliary. She enjoyed traveling and crochet. She did her own yard work and, remained active during her senior years. Thelma is survived by four nieces and a nephew. They are: Joan and Wallace Whitcomb, Bunker Hill, Ind., Richard and Marilyn Shreve, Huntington, W. Va., Mary Sue and Willis Burroughs, Argos, Betty Lou and Mearl Yockey, Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Peggy and Dell Fast, Roanoke, Texas. Other survivors include several great-nieces and nephews, step-children and their families. Thelma was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and two sisters, Helen Hatfield and Gladys Shreve and Ford Burns, a brother. Burial will take place in Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth. Memorial gifts in Thelma’s memory may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church’s Elevator and Handicap Entry Fund.