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Collins, Cora L.

Collins, Cora L.

December 23, 1939 — November 6, 2022

Cora Lea (Rice) Collins, 82, of Lathrop, MO, passed away November 6, 2022, at her home with family at her side.

Cora, also known as "Corky", was born December 23, 1939, in Wichita, KS, the eldest of eight children of Doran Lee Rice and Erma Martha (Freund) Rice. Her parents preceded her in death.

Cora was united in marriage to Larry Garland Collins on June 11, 1960, and they are blessed with three children, Larry Jr., Lori and Curtis.

Cora worked for Variform in Kearney before she retired. She was a lifelong Catholic and member of Church of the Annunciation in Kearney.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Larry; children, Larry Collins, Jr. (Judy), Lori Collins and Curtis Collins (Nicole); grandchildren, Christopher, Shawn, Michelle, Cassandra, Jonathan, Cody, Ashley and Curtis Lloyd; ten great grandchildren and her first great-great grandchild is on the way. Cora also leaves her siblings, Bob Rice, Donald Rice, Doris Rice, Karen Rubenich (Jerry), Kathy Keiter (Steve), Harold Rice (Melanie), and Marvin Rice (Huong); as well as many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 am, followed by Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 am, on Thursday, November 10, at Church of the Annunciation in Kearney, MO. Burial will be at Glenridge Cemetery, Liberty, MO. Memorials in Cora's name are suggested to Children's Mercy Hospital.

Service Information

Visitation will begin at 10:00 am, followed by Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 am, on Thursday, November 10, at Church of the Annunciation in Kearney, MO. Burial will be at Glenridge Cemetery, Liberty, MO. Memorials in Cora’s name are suggested to Children’s Mercy Hospital.

Collins, Cora L.'s Guestbook

I am a foster child of Cora and Larry Sr. She was a wonderful Mother to me and my younger brother. I have very fond memories of her loving care. To this day I can make a Chicken dinner stretch with her gravy made with potato water. What a Wonderful Lady! RIP Angel.

Jannette Muzingo (Garver)

I am so sorry for your loss. I loved Cora as a mother growing up! My heart aches knowing I haven't spent more time with the family. Prayers and hugs.

Theresa Ross

So sorry I know how hard it’s going to be for you you’re strong and you’ll make it. I know how much you miss her. We all used to have so much fun together. I’ll never forget all of our good times. Love you Larry.

Carolyn Keith

So saddened to hear of Cora's passing.

Gwenna

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