Lela Collins

Monday, October 15, 2007

Lela Mae Collins, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

She was born Aug. 2, 1918, in Lutesville, Mo., daughter of James and Bessie (Cotner) Sample. She and Gail F. Collins were married July 9, 1937, in Jackson. He died April 3, 1989.

She had worked for Superior Electric Co. in Cape Girardeau for 35 years. She was a member of Cape First Church.

She is survived by a son, Rodney G. Collins of Gilbertsville, Ky.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers and three sisters.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cape County Memorial Park. Burial will be at Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery.