K. Orraine (Collins) Gregory

Died: Sat., May 28, 2011


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jun. 02, 2011
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Jun. 03, 2011
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

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K. Orraine Gregory

April 29, 1918 – May 28, 2011


 K. Orraine Gregory, 93, of South Bend passed away Saturday, May 28, 2011 at Morningside Nursing and Memory Care Center.  Orraine was born on April 29, 1918 in South Bend to the late Cecelia (Orr) and Lee Collins and resided in South Bend most of her life.  On March 19, 1938 Orraine married Francis “Greg” Gregory who preceded her in death in 1994.  She was also preceded in death by her two sisters, Patricia and Merle Collins; grandson Brian Gregory; and granddaughter, Lisa Luzney.  She is survived by her daughter, Zanette Kostin of Granger, IN; son Donald (Barbara) Gregory of Cantonment, FL; six grandchildren, Greg (Shari) Luzney of South Bend, Robin (Scott) Foster of Pensacola, FL, Willie (Lysa) Manos of Mobile, AL, Wendy Dunlap of Cantonment, Kelly (George) Hicks of Roswell, GA, and Scott (Annette) Gregory of Deltona, FL; 13 great-grandchildren, Daniel and Rebecca Luzney, Bradley, Brandon, Dawson, Bruce and Landon Foster, Brooke Lynn and Gregory Hicks, Hillary and Wade Manos, Brittney Dunlap and Jacob Gregory; and a brother, Lee (Dee) Collins of South Bend.  Orraine was a graduate of South Bend Riley High School and retired from Associates Investment, South Bend, in 1980.  She was a volunteer at LOGAN Center and St. Joseph County RSVP.  Her interests included bowling, golf, needlework, as well as her green thumb for gardening.  She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter #479, Lakeville, IN, Four Lakes Country Club and Elks Country Club.  Orraine was a blessing to family and friends and will be dearly missed.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 3rd in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Rd. with Rev. Craig Clapper of Trinity Evangelical Free Church officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger.  Friends may call today from 4 until 8 p.m. in the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to LOGAN Center, 2505 E. Jefferson Blvd., South Bend, IN, 46615 or SouthernCare Hospice, 310 W. McKinley Ave., Mishawaka, IN, 46545.  Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at www.welsheimer.com.  

Charitable donations may be made in K.'s memory to the following organization:

Logan Center
2505 East Jefferson Blvd, South Bend IN 46615

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Carrie (Sims) Meersman
   Posted Thu June 02, 2011
Our prayers are with you at this sad time. As a child, I remember going to Florida to visit my grandparents (Erma & Everett Fitzjarrald) and spending time with France and Orraine (as I called them). May God bless each of you and comfort you.

Carrie Meersman & Family
Carrie, Matt, Jake, Tyler, Matthew, Andrew, Michael & Elizabeth

Alma Spencer
   Posted Fri June 03, 2011
Zanette, I had planned to stop personally and express my condolences but it just didn''t happen. Since your mother passed, I''ve been thinking of you and praying for you. My thoughts are with you at this time. Regards, Alma

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