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Jan Collins

A private celebration of life service will be held at a later date for Jan Collins, 69, West Plains, Missouri.


Mrs. Collins passed away at 12:45 p.m., Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at her home.


She was born December 18, 1948, at Wichita, Kansas, to Calvin Warren Surritte and Alma Jean Berry Surritte.  On March 7, 1966, she was married in Howell County, Missouri, to Earl Gene Collins.  Mrs. Collins had worked as a waitress and as a seamstress at Arlee’s.  She loved to work in her flower garden and enjoyed canning from her vegetable garden.  Jan was a great cook.  Her children and grandchildren were important to her.  Jan was a Christian and loved her Jesus.


She is survived by four children, Graham Collins and wife, Christi, West Plains, Missouri, Amy Sawyer, Memphis, Tennessee, Tracy Blair, West Plains, Missouri and Amanda Coffel and husband, Jeffrey, West Plains, Missouri; ten grandchildren, Clay, Austin, Elizabeth, Laken, Abby, Nicki, Benny, Katy, Levi and Devin; thirteen great-grandchildren; one brother, Michael Surritte, Rolla, Missouri; one sister, Linda DeMore, Springfield, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.


Her parents, one granddaughter, Ashley Kaye and one brother, Warren Surritte, preceded her in death.


Arrangements under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at