MARCUS -- Gladys M. Collins, 75, of Le Mars, and formerly of Marcus, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.
Gladys was born Feb. 28, 1928, in Moville, the daughter of Dominic and Martha (Byers) Kisting. She graduated from Moville High School in 1956. She married Don Collins on Oct. 28, 1949. After their marriage, the couple lived on a farm in the Grand Meadow area east of Kingsley. They lived on the farm until 2000 at which time they moved to Le Mars.
She was a member of the Meadow Star Methodist church, UMW, Ladies Auxiliary and Eastern Star.
Survivors include her husband, Don, of Le Mars; four sons, Richard Collins and his wife, Bonnie, of Marcus, Robert Collins and his wife, LeAnne, of Hartley, Ronald Collins and his wife, Rose, of New Orleans, La., and Ryan Collins and his wife, Alison, of Monticello, Ark.; 10 grandchildren, Stacey Evans, Ben Collins, Nate Collins, Jon Collins, Asher Collins, Alicea Collins, Kim Adams and Derek Adams, Tyler Collins and Logan Collins; one great-grandchild, Kaden Evans; one brother, Raymond Kisting of Washington, D.C., and one sister, Alice Haggin of Moville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Charley; and two sisters, Leona Yates and Lottie Bowers.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. today (Monday) at the Meadow Star United Methodist Church, rural Pierson, with the Rev. Bill Cotten officiating. Burial was in Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation was after 2 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Rohde-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley.