Mrs. Collins died at 9:55 a.m., Thursday, September 26, 2013, at Ozarks Medical Center.
She was born January 15, 1947, at Willow Springs, Missouri, to Dave Elick Collins and Aleatha Freida Mae Johnson Collins. On May 22, 1965, she was married at Salem, Arkansas, to Doyle Ray Collins, who preceded her in death on June 13, 2009. Mrs. Collins was a Christian and was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by eight children, Rodney Lynn Collins, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, Allisa Christine Sisco, husband, Jim, West Plains, Missouri, Carmen Renae McCrone, husband, Jeff, Clearmont, Florida, Betty Lahoma Sweezer, husband, David, Mexico, Missouri, Freida Doylene Brott, significant other, Eric Dike, Bentonville, Arkansas, Steven Ray Collins, West Plains, Missouri, Alfred Matthew Collins, State of Tennessee and Bradley Aaron Collis, wife, Melissa, West Plains, Missouri; nineteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren and two on the way; three sisters, Susan Adams, husband, Francis, Willow Springs, Missouri and Dorothy Collins, Willow Springs, Missouri and Merilyn Vermillion, Grove Springs, Missouri; one brother, Larry Collins, West Plains, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, husband and grandmother that raised her, Ada Marshall, precede her in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Monday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to charity of choice, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.