Coba O. Keck October 31, 1917 ? October 8, 2011 Coba O. Collins was born in Claiborne County, Tennessee on October 31, 1917. She was the daughter of the late Robert Matthew Collins and Hulda (Tolliver) Collins. Coba grew up working the family farm and she married in 1934 at the age of 16 to Foister Keck. From this union came the birth of four children: Gene, L.M., Billy Ray, and Betty. The family moved to Michigan in 1948. Coba supported her family as a Nurse?s Aide. She was employed from 1965 until her retirement in 1987 by Mercy Memorial Hospital. For more than fifty years Coba was a faithful member of the Monroe Missionary Baptist Church. She loved going to church and sharing her faith with others. Coba also enjoyed quilting and canning. She loved spending time with her family and friends and one of her greatest joys was cooking for them. Coba O. Keck age 93 of Monroe went to be with her Lord at 7:55pm, Saturday, October 8, 2011 while at the Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. In addition to her parents her passing was preceded by a son: Billy Ray Keck; a daughter-in-law: Jean Keck; a brother: Conda Collins; and a great-great grandson: Gary A. Keck. To cherish her memory Coba leaves three children: Eugene ?Gene? Keck of Monroe, L.M. (Faye) Keck of Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Betty Keck of Monroe; two brothers: Robert Matthew (Hilda) Collins of Port Clinton, Ohio and Raymond (Ann) Collins of New Tazewell, Tennessee; a sister-in-law: Mae Collins of Morristown, Tennessee; five grandchildren: Roger, Mark, Mike, Kenny, and David Keck; nine great grandchildren: Ryan, Danny, Lucas, Chad, Kaitlyn, Eric, Damon, Chelsea, and Brittney; and five great-great grandchildren. Friends may gather from 2:00-8:00pm, Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at Merkle Funeral Service, 2442 North Monroe (734) 384-5185. She will lie in state from 10:00am until a Celebration of Her Life at 11:00am, Wednesday, October 12, at Monroe Missionary Baptist Church, 14260 South Dixie Highway. Rev. Roy Southerland pastor of the church will officiate. Friends may call from 10:00amuntil a Celebration of Her Life at 11:00am, Friday, October 14 at Claiborne-Overholt Funeral Home, 1106 Highway 33 South, New Tazewell, TN (423) 626-2191with Rev. Ken Cole officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to veteran?s organization or Monroe Missionary Baptist.