Graveside services for Merlene Ruby Collins, 74, Dora, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 8, 2016 at Ledbetter Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Collins passed away at 3:55 a.m., Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Ozarks Medical Center.
She was born January 11, 1942, at West Plains, Missouri, to Floyd “Josh” Robinson and Kate Ledbetter Robinson. On April 1, 1966, she was married at Crider, Missouri, to Bobby Eugene Collins, who preceded her in death on June 7, 2013. She had worked at Roho and Kentucky Fried Chicken and together with her husband, owned and operated AD Grocery Store at Crider. Mrs. Collins was a member of the Church of Christ and attended Church of Christ at Crider, Missouri.
She is survived by two children, Ronnie Collins and special friend, Angie McDonald, Dora, Missouri and Barbara Busbey, Pottersville, Missouri; three grandchildren, Bryan, Kelsey and Bobbi; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, husband, and two brothers, precede her in death.
Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.