Brenda Sue Collins

December 13, 1951 ‒ June 12, 2020

Marion, Ohio

Brenda Sue Collins, age 68, of Marion passed away unexpectedly Friday, June 12, 2020 at Marion General Hospital.

Brenda was born in Marion, Ohio on December 13, 1951 to the late Gilbert Lloyd and Etta Mae (Peck) McGinnis and attended The Marion City Schools.  Brenda married Edward E. Collins in June of 1988; Ed survives.

Brenda worked for more than 30 years for The Juvenile Detention Center in Marion as a Youth Leader retiring recently in the fall of 2019.  In younger years, Brenda enjoyed going to the Moose with her husband and cooking large meals for her family.  She could often be found cheering on her beloved Wolverines and was an avid country music fan, attending concerts when she could.

Brenda will be missed by her husband, Ed; children, Jeffrey (Beth) Shockey of Canal Winchester, David Shockey, and April Noel (Jeff) Brown of Marion; step-daughter, Lori Lee (Mike) McGraw of Brunswick, Ga., numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and sister, Glenda Shockey.

Brenda was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Steve McGinnis, Charles “Luck” McGinnis, Keith Peck, and grandson Jordan Noel.

Visitation will be held at Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel (347 W. Center St., Marion) on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 from 4 until 7 pm.  Private family services will be held on Thursday at the funeral home with Chief Mike Fogel officiating and burial will take place in Marion Cemetery.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Brenda’s family.  Online condolences may be expressed by visiting


  • I love you Mama and i promise you will be missed. I hope you’re enjoying heaven. Jesus will take good care of you. Love you

  • Aunt Brenda will be missed by all those whose lives were touched by her love… especially her grandbabies. Now she will walk with Jesus, free from all the worries, aches & pains of this world until all of us meet again. Love, Prayers & hugs to you, Uncle Ed, and all of the family.

  • Brenda,
    I can still hear you calling me “hon”…as we worked together at JDC. Although I only knew you a year before you retired, you were a good person to talk to and you will be missed. Prayers to your family as they deal with your loss.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Mark and I send our prayers and condolences. Mark Kramer and Connie Timmons-Kraner

  • So, Sorry for your loss. I did not know her real well, but I know she took real good care of my Uncle Ed, her kids and grandchildren all these years. God Bless her and all of her family.

  • I am so sorry for the loss to your family.l pray that God helps lift the sadness and guides you through the heart break of losing someone so close to you.God bless all of you.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. Words cannot express how thankful I am that my boys have such an amazing grandmother. Brenda raised my oldest son to be a good man. She will be missed by many. Much love from my family to yours.

  • Louise (Bren) will be deeply missed… I’m so thankful I had her in my life growing up and as we got older… Enjoyed working with her as well… We’ve had alot of laughs together..I will cherish all the memories she had left me…RIP Louise love you..
    Ed and family you will be in my thoughts and you

  • So sorry to hear this Prayers coming your way Ed and family, I know she will be missed.