Elizabeth Susan “Betty Sue” Collins, 85, of Cabool, Missouri, passed away on March 25, 2020 at Kabul Nursing Home.
Betty Sue was born on June 28, 1934 in Mountain Grove, Missouri, the daughter of George and Thelma Dean (Hamilton) Dobbs.
Betty Sue worked hard her entire life. She was always quick to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. She was a switchboard operator for the Cabool area until the Cabool office went dial. She always said that she could go back and work that switchboard. She also worked at the Mid-Am Dairy for several years, retiring in 1999. She lived on a farm south of Cabool for over 50 years where she hunted, fished, gardened and sewed, as well as being a wonderful cook. She helped care for her stepfather, James William Frisbee, until his death in 2000 and cared for her mother, Thelma, until her death in 2002.
Betty Sue was married to Bobby Darrell Jones on June 4, 1952.
She leaves behind two daughters, Patricia Christensen (Steve), Holts Summit, Missouri, and Cindy Chuidian (Alfie), Newark, Delaware; her grandchildren, Ryan Christensen (Pam) of Goodyear, Arizona, Eric Christensen (Darla) of Warrensburg, Missouri, Sasha Langlay-Smith (Johnny) and Anton Chuidian (Alonya) of Vermont; and three great-grandchildren.
She was married to her second husband, Carl Keith Collins, in 1994. She lovingly welcomed his daughters, Teresa Campbell (Dean), Houston, Missouri, and Angie Payton (Jerry), Pattison, Texas; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She leaves to mourn her husband, Carl of Mountain Grove; one brother, David “Buck” Dobbs of Paonia, Colorado; three sisters, Linda Bowling (David), Donna Haddock (Charlie), and Wanda Reed, all of Cabool; as well as numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her smile, laugh and wisdom will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers her family requests contributions be made to Cabool Cemetery c/o the funeral home and also asks that you tell someone how much you love them and make a phone call to check on someone. When the COVID-19 passes, visit neighbors, nursing homes or hospitals, and volunteer your time.
Due to the restrictions of COVID-19 recommendations, private family graveside services were held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2020, at the Cabool Cemetery with Rev. Scott Williamson officiating. Interment was under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.