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Born: February 22, 1936

Place of Birth: South Mound, KS

Death: February 11, 2013

Place of Death: Springfield, MO

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Make A Wish Foundation, 1510 W. Elfindale St., Springfield, MO 65807

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Pat Collins

February 22, 1936 - February 11, 2013

Mary "Pat" Collins, 76, passed away Monday afternoon, February 11, 2013 in Cox Hospital South, following a hard-fought illness.
She was born on February 22, 1936, to Ambrose and Anna (Blaes) Johnston in South Mound, KS., where she graduated from Parsons High School and Parsons Junior College.
Pat was united in marriage to "Bob" Collins on June 12, 1954. He preceded her in death on August 30, 2007. At that time and in her future years, Pat worked for Ankortite in Parsons, KS.; the State Hospital and Training Center, Parsons, KS.; Dayco, Springfield, MO.; working the majority of her career and retiring in 1991 from Frisco/Burlington Northern, Springfield, MO.
She was devoted to her family and spent many happy hours with their four children born to this marriage. The last years following retirement, Pat enjoyed volunteering for Mercy Hospital, square dancing, golfing and traveling.
Pat is survived by a son, Keith Collins, Springfield, MO; a daughter, Debbie Marsh and her spouse Chris Marsh, Lebanon, MO; two grandchildren, Stephen R. Collins, Harrisonville, MO and Tanya Collins, Sioux City, IA; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Johnny Johnston, Nashville, IL; a sister, Sue O'Brien, Parsons, KS.; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives including a daughter-in-law, Debbie Detten and spouse Bob, Springfield, MO.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Collins and her two sons, Stephen and Sheldon, as well as her parents.
She was an active member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. Saturday Feb. 16, 2013, with Msgr. Thomas Reidy celebrant. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. A visitation will be held at Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Gorman- Scharpf Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1510 W. Elfindale Street, Springfield, MO 65807.


Friday February 15, 2013, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home

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Prayer Service

Friday February 15, 2013, 7:00pm

Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home

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Funeral Mass

Saturday February 16, 2013, 10:00am

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church

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