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Marilyn F. (Collins) Deines

July 13, 1936 ~ December 15, 2020 (age 84)


Marilyn F. (Collins) Deines, Age 84, of Sharon Springs passed away at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, Kansas due to complications from COVID-19. Marilyn was born on July 13, 1936 in Hoxie, Kansas to Carl Curry and Mary Kathryn Moss Collins. She had two brothers, Gerald and Dennis. She grew up in Hoxie and attended school and graduated from Hoxie High School with the class of 1954.

In June of 1954 she married Lloyd Gale Adams in Hoxie, Kansas. To this union two children were born, Tamera Kay and Gale Gene. She was a housewife for several years. She then worked at a dental office as an assistant for 8 years, then a secretary for a law firm in Hoxie for several years. In 1971, she married Lyle Fikarn of Atwood. The lived in Brewster, Kansas for 17 years. They were divorced in 1985. She then worked as a secretary at Goodland High School for USD 352 for 5 years. In May of 1990 she married Harold Deines at the Lutheran Church in Sharon Springs, Kansas. To this union she acquired four stepchildren, Garold Deines, Cindy Wax, Loretta Sullivan and Kirk Deines.

Preceding her in death were her parents; brother, Dennis Collins; son-in-law, Daniel Winter; and stepfather, Clarence Ikenberry.

Marilyn is survived by her husband, Harold; daughter, Tamera Kay Winter of Yreka, CA; son, Gale Gene Adams of Studley, KS; brother, Gerald (Betty) Collins of MD; grandchildren: Andrea (Pat) McMacken of WA; Peggy (Aaron) Enslie of Monicue, CA; Stephen (Rachael) Winter of Yreka, CA; 8 great grandchildren and many great great grandchildren; stepchildren: Garold (Zelpha) Deines of Sheridan Lake, CO; Loretta (Jim) Sullivan of Oberlin, KS; Cindy (Marcus) Wax of Oberlin, KS; Kirk (Rhonda) Deines of Peyton, CO; lots of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Memorials may be made to Marilyn Deines Memorial Fund and sent in care of Bateman Funeral Home, P.O Box 278, Goodland, Kansas 67735.  For information and condolences visit

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Graveside Service
April 16, 2021

10:00 AM
Sharon Springs Cemetery
1605 KS Hwy 27
Sharon Springs, KS 67758

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