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Bobbie Collings, age 73, of Carl Junction, Mo., passed away Saturday morning at 1:35 a.m., June 10, 2017, at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.
Bobbie was born on October 20, 1943, in Joplin, the daughter of the late Godfrey Reynold and Marietta Fleming Busick. She lived in Joplin all of her life.
Bobbie married Sonny Collings on August 24, 1959.
For most of her life she was a stay-at-home mom, but after the kids were raised she decided that she wanted to open a convenience store. For 10 years she owned and operated Sonny's Country Mart on JJ highway north of Carl Junction, she also was a hairdresser for a while.
She is survived by her husband, Sonny, of Carl Junction; and two sons, Randy Collings and his wife, Betty, of Webb City, Mo., David Collings and his wife, Julie, of Grove, Okla.; two daughters, Joyce Hildreth and her husband, Ed, of Kansas City, Mo., and Sonya Tullis, of Joplin. Two sisters, Patty Rosemary "Busick" Seward and her husband, John, of Webb City, Jennie Lee "Busick" Miller and her husband, Raymond, of Coquille, Ore. Ten grandchildren, Randy, Maranda, B.J., Marshall, Tifini, John, David, Makala, Braden and Sheldon. Thirteen great-grandchildren. Her brother, Godfrey "Red" Reynold Busick passed away the morning after Bobbie.
Funeral services have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, at the Mason-Woodard Chapel. Richard Chambers, minister, will officiate. Entombment will follow at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers, Randy A. Collings, B.J. Ritter, Marshall Ritter, John Tullis, David Tullis, Braden Tullis and Sheldon Collings. The family will receive friends at the mortuary from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at the mortuary.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.
Published on June 13, 2017
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