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Virginia P. Collins: In Our Care: 01/06/2018

Virginia P. Collins


Maryville, Missouri…….Virginia P. Collins, age 93, was born January 30, 1924, the daughter of Henry and Mary (VanDusen) Whitehead in Maryville, Missouri and passed away January 6, 2018 at Parkdale Manor in Maryville.

Virginia graduated from Maryville High School Class of 1943.  On November 21, 1943, Virginia and Edward Collins were united in marriage in Alexandria, Louisiana.  To this union three sons were born.  She worked at Maryville Packing Plant, Bill Ward Outlet, and Pamida for 21 years.  Virginia was Co-Owner of Collins Corner Pumpkin Center for 7 years.

She enjoyed painting, knitting and crafts, and made many quilts for her family.

Virginia is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward; son, Michael Collins; sisters, Rachel Atkins, Grace Arnold, Hazel Miller, Mary Burks, Dorthy Shell and Helen Trower; brother, Lester Whitehead; and daughter-in-law, Margie Collins.

Survivors include two sons, Edwin Collins, Rulo, NE and Wayne Collins (Bonnie), Barnard, Missouri; granddaughter, Jaime Collins, Maryville; great-grandson, Jaren Dombek; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M Wednesday at St. Patricks Cemetery in Maryville.  No visitation is scheduled.  Memorial Contributions:  Children’s Mercy Department of Philanthropy Attn: Cancer Center, 2401 Gilham Rd. Kansas City, MO  64155 or SSM Health Hospice of Maryville.  Online condolences:

6 Responses to “Virginia P. Collins: In Our Care: 01/06/2018”

  1. Peggy-Hilton Lyons January 8, 2018 at 1:02 pm #

    Our Deepest Sympathy to Virginia’s family.
    Larry & Peggy-Hilton Lyons
    Of St Albans, VT formerly of Hopkins, MO

  2. Greg Hartman January 8, 2018 at 6:12 pm #

    Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers!

  3. Dave & Joyce Armbruster January 8, 2018 at 7:36 pm #

    Ed – so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

    Dave & Joyce

  4. Doug Stickley January 9, 2018 at 5:15 pm #

    Ed, Wayne, Bonnie, and Jamie,
    I enjoyed knowing your Mom and talking with her on occasion.
    Thinking of you and offering prayer for you family.
    Doug and Ruth Stickley, friends of the family

  5. Darlene Jackson January 10, 2018 at 1:44 am #

    Ed, Wayne, Bonnie and Jamie,
    Want you to know that Mom was just telling me some stories about Virginia and her back in high school days, boy did they have some good times. Thank God for the memories. Mom wanted to tell you all how sorry she was to hear about her passing. Sue writing for Darlene.

  6. Richard & Sue Jackson Burns January 10, 2018 at 1:47 am #

    Ed, Wayne, Bonnie and Jamie,
    So very sorry to hear about your Mom.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

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