Funeral services for Juanita Wanda Collins, 82, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 25, 2015, at the Ball Church of Christ, Dora, Missouri, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Collins died at 2:47 p.m., Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at West Vue Nursing Center.
She was born May 24, 1933, in Ozark County, Missouri, to Lester Hambelton and Edith Patrick Hambelton. Juanita graduated from Dora High School with the Class of 1950. On March 14, 1953, she was married at Mountain Home, Arkansas, to Neal Collins. Mrs. Collins was a homemaker and a cook at Dora school. She loved spending time and playing with her grandchildren, even if it meant she had to endure a camping trip. She enjoyed flowers and taking care of her family. Mrs. Collins was a member of the Church of Christ and attended the Gospel Hill Church of Christ.
She is survived by her husband of sixty-two years, Neal Collins; two sons, Gary Collins, wife, Connie and Bradley Collins, wife, Mary; one daughter-in-law, Renee Collins; eight grandchildren, Brandy Howell, Tracy Lovan, husband, Kelly, Matthew Collins, wife, Jessica, Matt Collins, Jessica Leroy, husband, Dylan, Nolan Collins, Dakota Collins and Casey Collins; fourteen great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marcella Brown, husband, Floyd, Bonnie June Wallace and Joan Nash; five sisters-in-law, Betty Hambelton, Mary Lou Hambelton, Helen Collins, Alice Collins and Ina Bird; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Walter and Flossie Collins, one son, Timothy Collins, one great-grandson, Brayden Collins, four brothers, Chad Hambelton, wife, Velta, Pat, Rudolph and Gerald Hambelton, one infant sister, Geraldine Hambelton, seven brothers-in-law, Earl Collins, wife, Dixie, Jim Bird, Hollis Collins, Robert Smith, James “Shorty” Collins, Richard Wallace and Joe Nash and two sisters-in-law, Maxine Johnson, husband, Marshel and Darlene Osborn, husband, Claudie, precede her in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Friday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Ball Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to Children’s Miracle Network and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.