Lula Collins

Obituary of Lula Mae Collins

          Funeral Services for Lula Mae Collins of Winfield, MO will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Winfield.  Rev. Karla Cunningham will officiate with burial in Corinth Cemetery near Foley, MO.  Serving as pallbearers will be Justin Schneider, Kevin Berrey, Daniel Foley, Ronald Tiller, Kenny Penrod and Jason East.  Honorary pallbearers will be Russel Collins, Michael Berrey, Michael Karras, Ryan Dixon, Austin East, Devonte Collins, Jacob Schneider, Jessica Tiller, Melana Dixon Combs, Morgan Berrey, Sophia East and Emma Grace Foley.

            Mrs. Collins, 97, passed away Sunday night, August 25, 2019 at the Elsberry Health Care Center near Elsberry, MO.  Born April 29, 1922 in Elsberry, she was the daughter of James Leslie and Nellie Ann Segress Bufford, growing up in Foley where she lived for most of her life.  Lula was united in marriage on December 1, 1940 in Troy, MO to William Merril Collins.  This union was blessed with four children: Terry, Charlotte, William and Sharon.  Lula worked as a laborer and logistic specialist for Forrest Keeling Nursery.  She was a longtime member of Makin Memorial Methodist Church in Winfield.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Nellie Bufford; three brothers: Donald and Forrest Bufford and James Bufford who died as an infant; three sisters: Martha Vaughn, Mary Palmer and Helen Collins; one son, William Lindell Collins who died August 29, 2005; one daughter, Sharon Loraine Collins who died as an infant; and her beloved husband of nearly 28 years, William Collins who died September 24, 1968.

            Survivors include one daughter, Charlotte Crenshaw and her husband, Jim, of Winfield; one son, Terry Collins and his wife, Betty, of Elsberry; seven grandchildren: Russel Collins, Jolene Schneider, Dianna Berrey, Debra Tiller, Mona Dixon, Christina East and Jamie Foley; fourteen great-grandchildren and one great, great-grandchild.  Lula also leaves many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

            Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of Funeral Services at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Winfield.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society (or) the Charity of the Donor’s Choice in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 3838 East Highway 47, P.O. Box 253, Winfield, MO 63389. 

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29
August

Visitation

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Carter Ricks Funeral Home
3838 East Highway 47
Winfield, Missouri, United States
636-668-8181
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Thursday
29
August

Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Carter Ricks Funeral Home
3838 East Highway 47
Winfield, Missouri, United States
636-668-8181
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Burial

2:00 pm
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Corinth Cemetery
22 Burr Oak Road
Foley, Missouri, United States
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