Norma Collins, daughter of the late Jimmy Acklin and Virginia Lewin Acklin, was born May 5, 1941 in Hamilton, Missouri and died August 28, 2023 in West Plains, Missouri at the age of 82 years.
She was united in marriage December 18, 1955 in Miami, Oklahoma to Deward Collins, who preceded her in death March 31, 2020.
She is survived by eleven children, Ricky Collins (Charlene), Tulsa, Oklahoma; Timmy Collins (Tina), West Plains, Missouri; Linda Barks (Ricky), West Plains, Missouri; Sheila Sanders (Mike), West Plains, Missouri; Brenda Aul, Springfield, Missouri; Debbie Barks, West Plains, Missouri; Deward Collins, Jr., West Plains, Missouri; Teresa Brewood (T.J.), Siloam Springs, Arkansas; Rachel Redburn (Rolin) West Plains, Missouri; Chris Collins (Dale), Willow Springs, Missouri, and Jessie Collins (David), West Plains, Missouri; one brother, Frankie Lane, Independence, Missouri, and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother, Jesse Cline; three sisters, Nancy Cline, Phyllis Fisher, and Patty Merideth; one grandson, Anson Collins and one great grandson, Huston.
She cherished each and every moment she spent with her family. She loved going on road trips with her girls. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Graveside services for Norma Collins will be held Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at Siloam Springs Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains, Missouri.