Funeral services for Pauline Elizabeth Collins, 91, West Plains, Missouri, will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 30, 2011, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Collins died at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, December 25, 2011, at Ozarks Medical Center, West Plains, Missouri. She was born January 1, 1920, at West Plains, Missouri, to Frank and Pearl Ford Willard. On May 18, 1935, she was married to Floyd “Harvey” Collins, who preceded her in death on December 20, 1970. Before her retirement in 1991, Pauline was the head cook at Richards School and she loved quilting, reading and thoroughly enjoyed her grandchildren. She attended the First Baptist Church of West Plains, Missouri.
She is survived by four children, Rosalie Hudlow, husband, Eldon, Pottersville, Missouri, Bonnie England, Alvin Collins, wife, Gloria, both West Plains, Missouri, and Earl Collins, wife, Candy, Boise, Idaho, eight grandchildren, several great and great-great-grandchildren, two brothers, George Willard and Jim Willard, both of West Plains, Missouri, one sister, Naomi Dye, West Plains, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, husband, three grandchildren, Clifford Douglas England, Regan Collins and Debra Smith, one brother, Hershel Willard and one sister, Marie Wheat, precede her in death.
The family will receive their friends from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, December 29, 2011, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.