Ival Wendell Collins
Graveside services for Ival Wendell Collins, 88, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Elijah Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Collins passed away at 2:30 p.m., Monday, January 11, 2021, at Ozarks Medical Center.
He was born January 11, 1933, at Roosevelt, Missouri, to Larkin McKinley Collins and Ida Blanche Roper Collins. On August 7, 1954, he was married to Mary Francis Owen Collins in Howell County, Missouri. Mr. Collins was of the Church of Christ faith. He worked at Marathon Electric until his retirement. Ival was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather in which he placed his family before himself and above all others to which he instilled his love for music, country and bluegrass especially.
He is survived by his wife of sixty-six years, Mary Collins, of the family home; four children, Morgan Collins and wife, Terry, Caulfield, Missouri, Galen Collins and wife, Margaret, Caulfield, Missouri, Teresa Goodpasture, Flippin, Arkansas, Terena Hudson and husband, Lionel, Caulfield, Missouri; two brothers, Roger Collins and wife, Harrietta, Bakersfield, Missouri and Paul Collins, Gainesville, Missouri; two sisters, Loeta White, West Plains and Naomi Bunch Painter, West Plains; special family friend, Dorothy Stigall, Mountain Grove, Missouri; Grandpa Ival proudly had eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends of the family who lovingly called him Grandpa Ival.
His parents, one son-in-law, Paul Goodpasture, three brothers, Alonzo Collins, Doyle Collins and Leon Collins, several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and special family friend, Sam Stigall, preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO 65775.