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Debra Lynn Collins

Debra Lynn Collins, 65, Hannibal, Mo., and formerly of Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 2:15 p.m., Thursday, May 26, 2022, at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal.

Debra Lynn Collins

Debra was born Oct. 30, 1956, in Quincy, Ill., to Logan McGuire and Rose Herpin McGuire. She was married to Larry Gene Whitaker Sr. He preceded her in death on Nov. 25, 1985. She later married Mike Collins. He preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 2008.

Survivors include her four children, Larry Gene Whitaker Jr., Hannibal; John Whitaker, Monroe City, Mo.; Cecil Collins (Chascilee), Cheboygan, Mich.; and Amy Ryan (Bruce),Monroe City; her brother, Charles Weise, Eureka, Ill. 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Debra was preceded in death by her parents; and one daughter, Patsy Whitaker Johnson.

Professionally, Debra was a homemaker.

Debra loved working outside in her vegetable and flower garden, where she would plant cucumbers, tomatoes and green peppers. She enjoyed watching supernatural movies, and one of her favorites being Godzilla vs. King Kong. She was a fan of country music. 

Debra’s animals, her Siberian Husky, “Baby Girl,” and her cat, “Tawny,” were very special to her. Most of all Debra loved and cherished her time spent with her family and friends.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m., Friday, June 3, at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal.

Friends and family are invited to a visitation that will be from 2 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the James O’Donnell Funeral Home for funeral expenses.

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