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Collins, Leona I.
Leona I. Collins age 83 of 1384 N. Henderson St. Galesburg, Il. died Sunday January 31, 2010 at 3:10 PM at Heartland Health Care Center.

She was born January 26, 1927 in Victoria, Il. the daughter of Fred and Annie B. Daniels Dexter. She married Jack Lewis Collins in Galesburg on August 27, 1960. He preceded her in death on November 1, 1997.

Leona is survived by three sons Frank and Linda Dexter of Moline, Il., Richard McGarry and Ron and Darlene McGarry both of Galesburg, two daughters Linda and Robert Ralston of Galesburg and Marla and Jose Barreda of Tampa, Fl., two brothers Fred and Kiko Dexter of Knoxville and Duane and Brenda Dexter of Williamsfield, two sisters Thelma Daugherty of Rock Island, Il. and Delores and Pete Peterson of Henderson, Il. 17 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

Leona graduated from Williamsfield High School in 1944 and was a housewife. She attended Bethel Baptist Church she enjoyed crossword puzzles and playing bingo.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Friday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Chapel with Rev. Lee Johnson officiating with visitation one hour prior the services. Burial will be in East Linwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Galesburg Rescue Mission.
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