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Helen Marie Collins

Funeral services for Helen Marie Collins, 86, Caulfield, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 2, 2023, at First Baptist Church, Bakersfield, Missouri, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Collins passed away Sunday, October 29, 2023, at Baxter Regional Medical Center, Mountain Home, Arkansas.

She was born July 26, 1937, in Howell County, Missouri, to George and Verba Garner Mullins.  On May 11, 1957, she was married at Hernando, Mississippi, to James Collins, who preceded her in death on July 26, 1992.  Before her retirement, Mrs. Collins worked at Baxter Healthcare and had worked at polling booths for many years.  She loved traveling and had been all around the world; she also enjoyed camping and road trips with her family, especially her husband, Shorty.  Mrs. Collins was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Bakersfield.

She is survived by two children, Bruce Collins and wife, Rhonda and Brian Collins, all of Caulfield, Missouri; four grandchildren, Jamie Hardin and husband, Robert, Caulfield, Missouri, Amanda Parker and husband, Reed, Huntington Beach, California, Taylor Collins and wife, Mandi, Caulfield, Missouri and Emilie Anderson and husband, Aaron, Clarkridge, Arkansas; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Rosemary Durham, State of Michigan; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband, one brother-in-law, Jack Durham and one niece, Debbie Pratt, preceded her in death.

Mrs. Collins will lie in state from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Visitation services will be held from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m., Thursday, at First Baptist Church, Bakersfield, Missouri.  Burial will be at Baptist Hill Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Bakersfield and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775.