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April 11, 1932 ~ October 17, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Mary Collins, age 91, of Brookfield, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at Pioneer Skilled Nursing Center in Marceline, Missouri.
Graveside services will be Saturday, October 28, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Henry Cemetery in Reger, Missouri with Christian Wattenbarger officiating. Services are under the direction of Wright Funeral Home, Brookfield, Missouri.
Memorials to the Henry Cemetery may be left at or mailed to Wright Funeral Home, PO Box 496, Brookfield, Missouri 64628.
Mary Ettalee Collins, daughter of Raymond and Nellie (Lumsten)Wattenbarger, was born April 11, 1932, in Cora, Missouri. On December 25. 1948, she married Charles Junior Collins who preceded her in death on April 1, 1997.
Mary provided long term emergency foster care for many children and truly loved providing this much needed service. She appreciated a good game of Bingo and loved to play Dominos. Mary especially cherished her time with her family.
Survivors include two children, Peggy Mears and Mike Collins and wife, Lori; five grandchildren, Heather Abeln, Christa, Colton, Connor, and Caitlyn; five great grandchildren, Christopher, Marshall, Mary, Savannah and Lydia; one great great grandchild, Max; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Margie, Carolyn, and Josephine; and two brothers, Chester and Jay.