Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Carolane Jean Collins, 62, of Eagle Rock, Mo., passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011, in Joplin, Mo. She was born May 9, 1949, in Southwest City, Mo., to Otis and Mildred (Easter) Burton.

She graduated from Jay High School in Jay, Okla. She married Thomas Collins in Joplin, Mo., on Dec. 6, 1991. She worked as a Quality Control Tech for Eagle Picher Technologies for over 30 years before retiring. She was a member of the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in Eagle Rock, Mo. She enjoyed cooking, spending time with family, canning, and antiques.

Survivors include: her husband, Thomas, of the home, one daughter; Sheila Merriman, of Joplin, Mo., one stepson; Nathan Collins, of Ft. Scott, Kan., one brother; Don Burton, of Disney, Okla., one sister; Marilyn Turner, of Greenwood, Ark.; five grandchildren, Tasia Lyn Sims, Matthew Tyler Merriman, Tiffani Nicole Renee Merriman, Trevor Brandon Merriman and Jamie Collins; one great-grandchild, Aliviah Sims; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by both her parents; and one brother, James Burton.

Church services will be held Thursday, June 2 at 2 p.m. at Grand Lake Funeral Home Chapel in Jay, Okla. Officiating the services are Rev. Jody Ray and asst. Rev. Raymond Scott. Interment will follow at Maysville Cemetery in Maysville, Ark.