West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


 Mildred Fern (Collins) Harmon was born at home, the daughter of Everett Collins and Flora Adeline (Thompson) Collins on March 19, 1954, in West Plains, Missouri, and departed this life June 29, 2013, at her home in Thayer, Missouri at the age of 59 years.

Mildred Harmon
Mildred Harmon


 She was united in marriage December 20, 1987, at Pomona, Missouri to Mark Harmon.

She is survived by her husband, Mark Harmon of the home in Thayer, Missouri; two children, Claude Sutton and wife, Kristi of Little Rock, Arkansas and Dilila Martin and husband, Todd of Thayer, Missouri; four grandchildren, Aslan Sutton, Erin and Floyd Welch, Tommy Martin, and Laken and Kendall Pittman; one great grandson, Landon Welch; eleven brothers and sisters, Orville Dean Collins of Pomona, Missouri, Tommy Collins of Pomona, Missouri, Carolyn Moffett of Turney, Missouri, Nancy Sympson of Pomona, Missouri, Thelma Caldwell of Thayer, Missouri, Mikel Collins of West Plains, Missouri, Ronald Collins of Pomona, Missouri, Ranol Collins of Pottersville, Missouri, Steavy Collins of Rover, Missouri, Bruce Collins of Pomona, Missouri and Belinda Kuntz of Peace Valley, Missouri; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Edward Randy, Robert, Kelly, and Keith Collins and one sister, Marilyn Ann Turnbull.

Mildred owned and operated Lane’s Salvage Grocery in Thayer for several years. She enjoyed bargain shopping, yard sales, painting, and especially meeting and making new friends at her grocery store.

She was of the Pentecostal faith and will be remembered as a dedicated homemaker, loving mother, grandmother, sister, and loyal friend.

Funeral Services will be Monday, July 1, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in West Plains, Missouri with Tommy Martin officiating.

The body will lie in state at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer on Sunday, June 30th, from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM and will then be taken to the Carter Funeral Home in West Plains, where she will lie in state Monday from 8:00 AM until time of the service.

Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery, near Pomona, Missouri, with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.



  1. Terry Martin
    June 29, 2013 @ 6:48 pm

    Our condolences to the family of this sweet lady, and was truly a woman of God. She loved her family and her friends, and God! I know She is with the angels and not in pain. Our family will always remember her kindness and her life as a Christian, she was a True Woman of God!!
    Our Prayers and Love are with you.


  2. Robin Hopper
    June 29, 2013 @ 10:54 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with each one. May God wrap his arms of comfort around you all duringAll our love this difficult time. All our Love and prayers, Wayne and Robin Hopper


  3. Joe & Shelia Hoyt
    June 30, 2013 @ 7:25 am

    Mark I am sorry for your loss, my prayers are that God would draw near to comfort and strengthen you in your time of loss and forward, Joe and Shelia Hoyt


  4. Bobby & Corita Rogers
    June 30, 2013 @ 2:15 pm

    No words for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hopefully we will be coming in 3-4 weeks will see you then. Our love and thoughts and prayers are with you!


  5. Jan Shields
    July 1, 2013 @ 10:06 am

    Tommy and Erin: I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother. I know that you both have faith and know exactly where her loving spirit is – in heaven with our Father. No more pain, saddness or worries – just joy. Your family is very special and I am so pleased to have worked with you both. I will keep your family in my prayers for strength and comfort! God Bless each one of you! Your friend, Jan Shields


  6. Archie & Joyce Madden
    July 1, 2013 @ 7:27 pm

    Mark, We were so sorry for your loss. As we are both fully aware, words from friends and loved ones are greatly appreciated but cannot take away the pain of losing someone so dear to you. If there is anything we can do, or if you would just like to talk, let me know. We will be praying for comfort for you and your family. Archie & Joyce Madden


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