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Earl R. Collins, 60, Joplin, Mo., passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017, at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin.
Earl Ray Collins was born July 10, 1957, in Chetopa, Kan., to the late Steve Stevenson and Dorothy Collins. He was a graduate of Chetopa High School, class of 1975. He was a Christian by faith.
Survivors include three daughters, Ashley Swank (Emily), Salina, Kan., Valentina Valdez, Joplin, and Kayla Fields (Robert), Carthage, Mo.; one son, Diylan Collins (Paulie), Joplin; one brother, Howard Collins, Wichita, Kan.; and four grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
The family request that donations be made towards the funeral expenses, and may be sent to Knell Mortuary, 308 West Chestnut, Carthage, MO 64836.
Online condolences may be expressed through www.knellmortuary.com.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary.
Published on September 29, 2017
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