The Collins were married on June 6, 1959, by the Reverend John Flockhart, at the home of Gary's parents.
Joanne is retired as Director of Education from ResCare Residential Program and serves as an educational consultant.
Gary is retired from semi driving at Chesty Foods.
They are the parents of Brad Collins and wife Peggy, Toni Burns and husband Quentin, and the grandparents of Andrew and Adam Collins, Sarah Callender and husband Ted, and John Sears and wife, Jenny. They are also parent-friends to Eric Fink and wife, Mary.