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Lillian Levica Collins

Funeral services for Lillian Levica Collins, 96, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 27, 2023, at Big Springs Missionary Baptist Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Collins passed away at 1:25 a.m., Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at West Vue Nursing Center.

She was born February 13, 1927, in Douglas County, Missouri, to Leonard Freeman and Della Moore Freeman.  On May 25, 1946, she was married at West Plains, to Winfred Emmert Collins, who preceded her in death on April 15, 2013. Mrs. Collins worked her entire life at various employers, including Western Auto, Consumer’s and Wal-Mart, before her retirement.  Lillian loved to sew, garden, cook, craft and fish, especially at Montauk.  She was known for her wonderful pies and pie crust.  Mrs. Collins was a long time member of Big Springs Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by four children, Shirley Bunch and husband, Junior, Twin Bridges, Missouri, Lennie Collins and wife, Sharon, Mountain View, Missouri, Michael Collins and wife, Tammy, Twin Bridges, Missouri and Robin Collins and wife, Brenda, Willow Springs, Missouri; nine grandchildren, Kevin Bunch and wife, Sheila, Tim Bunch and wife, Kristin, Johanna Groves and husband, Shane, Shawn Thompson and husband, Rich, Casey Klug, Kem Collins and wife, Ashley, Tyson Collins ad wife, Sarah, Taylor Collins and Tanner Collins; thirteen great-grandchildren, Garrett Bunch, Dylan Bunch, Trenton Lovan, Gage Groves, Hattie Groves, Ethan Bunch, Nathan Bunch, Dawson Collins, Bryley Collins, Miles Collins, Reed Collins, Cross Collins and Emmitt Collins; two great-great-grandchildren, Evelyn and Lilliana Lovan; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband, one granddaughter, Savannah Elizabeth Collins, two great-grandchildren, Paisley Collins and Jayce Groves; one sister, Helen Wyas and three brothers, her twin, Leonard Freeman, Homer Freeman and Amas Freeman, preceded her in death.

Visitation services will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Sunday, at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be at Inman Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Inman Cemetery or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775.