Max Collier, Topeka, Kan.

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Max Collier, 87, Topeka, Kan., died July 16, 2013, as the result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

Max was born in southern Indiana on May 20, 1926, the son of Charles and Alta Collier. He served in the Army during World War II.

Max received a Bachelor of Arts from Franklin College and a Master of Arts from Indiana University. He taught history at Alderson-Broaddus College in Phillipi, W.Va., and Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, where he coached the forensics team. Max also taught at Washburn University in Topeka. For years, Max gave flying lessons and worked on airplanes at Mesa Verde Airport. He also raised registered black Angus cattle.

Max is survived by his wife, Almira Collier; their son and wife, Floyd Allan and Judy Collier; and two grandchildren, Mark and Amanda Collier.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Mitchell, Charles H. and Marvin Collier.

Services already have been conducted.

Memorial contributions are suggested for cancer research at the University of Kansas Cancer Center or the American Heart Association.

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