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Mahala Collins

A memorial service for Mahala Collins, 77, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Westside Family Life Center.


Mahala passed away at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at her home.


She was born February 26, 1944, at White Church, Missouri, to Harold Shearin and Pearl Wilbanks Shearin.  On May 23, 1960, she was married to Dillard Eugene Collins, who preceded her in death on June 8, 2017.  Before her retirement, Mahala worked at the International Shoe Factory.  She enjoyed genealogy and collecting dolls.


She is survived by five sons, Dillard Eugene Collins, Jr., Springfield, Missouri, Pernell Gordon Collins, West Plains, Roger Collins, Gravette, Arkansas, Scott Collins, Kansas City, Missouri and David Lee Collins, West Plains; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; three brothers, John, Clyde and Roy Shearin; two sisters, Stella Sharp and Mary Kirkland; and many nieces and nephews.


Her parents, husband, one brother, James Seals and one sister, Angie Shearin, preceded her in death.


Arrangements under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775. Online condolences may be expressed at