Margaret Collins

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Margaret Clarabel Collins, 92, of Jefferson City, died Monday, February 21, 2011, at St. Mary's Health Center. She was born November 15, 1918, in South Callaway County, a daughter of Joseph K. and Jennie (Dwight) Dearing. Margaret attended Gravel Elementary School in Callaway County, Ashland public schools and Iberia Academy. She was married to Patrick "Pat" Collins, who preceded her in death. Margaret worked for Homemaker Health Care. She enjoyed gardening, shopping, cooking, painting, reading and taking care of her pets. Survivors include one daughter, Jennie Margaret Collins of Brazito; one granddaughter, Amy Patricia Collins of Jefferson City; one grandson, Jason Ray Carwile of Russellville; and four great- grandchildren, Mikayla Paige Collins, Cassandra Leigh Buell, Lindsey Belle Jackson and Lainey Margaret Jackson. She was preceded in death by five sisters, Jeanette Windsor, Constance Edmondson, Dorothy Dearing, Lela Allen, and Elizabeth Holt; and three brothers, Joseph Dearing, Robert Dearing and Douglas Dearing. Friends will be received from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 26, 2011, at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home, where funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Shariya Molegoda officiating. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Capital Projects, Inc. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 W. Main, (573)636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at

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