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Leona Collins Truro

Published: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 9:46 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 10:02 a.m. CDT

Leona Collins, 81, of Truro died June 7, 2014, at Clarke County Hospital in Osceola.

Services were 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 13, at Kale Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Osceola. The Rev. Orval “Butch” Black officiated. Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Virginia Township Fire and Rescue. Online condolences may be left at www.kalefuneralhome.com.

Leona Wanda Collins, daughter of Ardis (Page) and Laurel Powell, was born Dec. 22, 1932, near Ottawa.

Leona graduated from Osceola High School in 1951.

On Oct. 12, 1952, Leona married Mardis Wintford Collins in Osceola.

Leona was Mardis’ partner on the farm they purchased in 1960 near Truro. She also began working at Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Des Moines that same year, where she worked until she retired in 1986.

Leona was a member of Broadhorn Church.

Leona is survived by her son Terry Collins (fiancée Patricia) of Truro; daughter Vicky (Bill) Stout-Trickey of Osceola; grandchildren, Jennifer Collins (fiancé Ray) of Truro, Tony Collins of Commerce, Ga., Jill Grass of Pleasant Hill and Bobbi (Brian) Boles of Osceola; great-grandchildren, Chasity, Matthew, Logan, Trevor, Tyler, Timothy, Summer, Brianna and Nicholas; great-great-grandchild Annabell, other relatives and many friends.

Leona was preceded in death by her parents, husband; brothers, Gene and Bob Powell; and sister Luetta Seaton.

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