Mrs. Pitts died 5:05 p.m., Sunday, September 1, 2013 in the Willow Care Nursing Center, Willow Springs, Missouri. She was born March 14, 1942 at Norwood, Missouri to Henderson Jackson Welch and Fannie Ann Croney Welch. On July 5, 1960, she was married at West Plains, Missouri to Warren Eli Collins who preceded her in death on March 8, 1973. In 1989, she was married at Phoenix, Arizona to Matthew James Pitts who preceded her in death in 2002. For many years, Mrs. Pitts was a machine operator at a mobile home factory and before her retirement, she was a C.N.A. at the Willow Care Nursing Center. She was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by two children, Calvin Collins, wife, Melissa and Laura Wright, all of Willow Springs, Missouri; five grandchildren, Amy Conway, Elisa Prange, Jason Collins, Gregory Collins and Justin Collins; three great-grandchildren, Laila Prange, Lenar Prange and J. J. Collins; three brothers, Merlyn Welch, Harold Welch and Gary Welch; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Her parents, husbands, one son, Gregory Warren Collins, six sisters and four brothers, precede her in death.
Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 3rd, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Pottersville Cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.