Anna Collins, 89, of Clarence passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at the Clarence Nursing Home.
Her funeral service will be held on Monday, October 19, 2020 at the United Methodist Church in Clarence at 11:00 a.m. with a visitation from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Dawson Funeral Services of Wyoming is assisting the family. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be in place for the safety of everyone attending.
Anna Mae was born on August 9, 1931 in East St. Louis, Illinois to Fred and Alpha (Murphy) Smith. On June 29, 1947 she was united in marriage to the love of her life Charley Collins in Salem, Arkansas.
Anna owned and operated the local Maid-Rite. For many years she had worked Clinton Engines in Maquoketa and for over 25 years at the Clarence Nursing Home. Numerous people in the community knew her as “Granny” and she took a lot of pride in that title. She is a member of the United Methodist Church and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary of Clarence. She enjoyed cooking and baking. You could always find her playing Bingo or putting together puzzles in her free time. She had great love for her family.
Those left to cherish her memories are her daughters; Wanda (Ernie) Anderson, Joyce (Bob) Knight both of clarence, three grandchildren; Keith (Terri) Knight, Kelly (Bob) Kunkel, Karla (Kevin) Tenley, eight great-grandchildren; Trisha Knight (Brandon), Michael Knight (Ciera), Jasminn (Cody) Wulf, Jordyn (Nick) Frommelt, Austin Knight, Ali Tenley (Kaleb), Taylor Tenley (James), Delanie Tenley and seven great-great grandchildren with one more arriving soon.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Larry, four brothers and four sisters.
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