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Linda Sue Collins

03/09/1950 - 01/30/2020

Obituary for Linda Sue Collins

Linda Sue Collins, 69, of Smithton, MO passed away Thursday, January 30, 2020 at her home. She was born on March 9, 1950 in Sedalia, MO the daughter of Wesley E. and Ellen (Carroll) Copas, who preceded her in death.

On February 17, 1979, in Sedalia, at Calvary Baptist Church, she was united in marriage to Lawrence E Collins, who preceded her in death January 31, 2013.

Linda was a member of Life Pointe Church in Sedalia. She enjoyed going auctions, selling merchandise online, antiquing. Linda especially loved spending time with her family.

Survivors include her daughter, Janie Copas (James) of Sedalia; her son, Chad Copas (Tamara) of Sedalia; five grandchildren, Scott Maples, Stormy Marcotte, Elizabeth Copas, and Madysin Copas, and Brooklyn Copas; and seven great-grandchildren, Zadin, James, Hadleigh, Xavier, Winter, Gentry, and Lanie; two brothers, Dub Copas (Pat), Golder Copas (Bonnie); three sisters, Mary Lou Hogsett, Joann Greer, and Sharon Quick (Ralph).

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers Bobby Copas and Dean Copas; and a sister Elda Dotson.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 3, 2020 at Rea Funeral Chapel with Pastor Rusty Thomas officiating.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the chapel.

Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery, Sedalia, MO.

Pallbearers will be Tom Howard, Micheal Howard, Shaun Quick, Cody Copas, Joshua Dotson, and Andrew Dotson. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.

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Rea Funeral Chapel
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Sedalia, MO 65301
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02:00 PM
Rea Funeral Chapel
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Sedalia, MO 65301
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03:00 PM
Crown Hil Cemetery
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Sedalia, MO 65301
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Dear Chad and Janey and to the rest of the family. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with you on this hardest of days as you lay your beloved Mom to rest. Be assured and comforted knowing she is now with her honey, her Mom and Dad and Aunt Elda and Uncle Bobby and Uncle Dean and other loved ones who passed before. I love you Aunt Linda and will remember you always and see you again some day.
- Vicki Anderson
Janie and Chad and families, we are so sorry for your loss. Aunt Winna was a huge part of our lives when the kids were little and she gave so much love and was a huge part of building the foundation for our family. We all love her and she'll be missed. You all and the kids are in our thoughts and prayers. Becky, Bethanney, and Kiel
- Becky McBath
My grandma will be missed by so many!! She had such a HUGE heart!!! She would welcome anyone with open arms!! Grandma I never got to say goodbye, but I know you are no longer in pain, and are with grandpa and all of our other family up there and are watching over us!!! I love you so much!!! We all do!! You have always been there for us!! Always!! You loved your kids, grand kids, and great grand kids so much!! You always had something funny to say and would always make people feel at home, I remember when I was little, I crawled in the back seat of your car when we lived on W in Smithton, cause i wanted to stay all night with you, and as you were driving i popped out and spooked you, but you did not yell at me, you laughed!!! That was a great memory, as we had a lot. I would always stay over, walk there after school, go to goodys and get shakes with you, we would go get lunch and I would always come down and help you with anything you needed!!! I miss you grandma!! I miss our late night calls on the phone, or our texts back and forth to each other, and I miss seeing you on Facebook posting your items on the auction group!! You loved that so much!!! Rest in peace grandma, as this is not goodbye and we will all see each other again someday!! Love you tons!!!
- Stormy Marcotte
My grandma had so much love to give. It's amazing how she could welcome anyone into the family with open arms. Once my grandma accepted youI as her own, there was no turning back! The world will never be the same without my grandma in it. We will all miss her undying love, and of course her hilarious sense of humor. I love you so much Memaw!
- Elizabeth Copas
I'm so very sorry for your family's loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.......
- Harvey walters
Janie and family--Keeping youall in my prayers for comfort and peace. So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. ((HUGS))
- Melissa Mueller
Janie and Chad and families, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you! Aunt Linda was one of a kind and loved by all of us! Know that you all were her world and her greatest Joy's! We love you! Angie and Tom Howard
- Angie Howard
Dear Janie and family I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. May god be with you and yours. And if you need anything don’t hesitate to call anytime.
- Cindy Sutton

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