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Dorothy Marie Collier, 89, of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home in Jackson, Missouri.
She was born January 5, 1930, in Ridgley, Tennessee. She and Ernest Collier were married December 10, 1953, in East Prairie, Missouri. Three children were born to their union, Clint, Bruce, and Mark. They had been married 50 years when Ernest passed away July 4, 2004.
Dorothy attended school in East Prairie. She was a homemaker, and together, she and Ernest established D & E Enterprises, owning and operating several rental properties in Southeast Missouri. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Jackson and was instrumental in establishing the new church on Old Toll Road.
Loving survivors include two sons, Clint (Nancy) Collier and Bruce (Ella) Collier, both of Jackson; a daughter-in-law, Janice (the late Mark) Collier of Gordonville; four grandchildren, Christy Collier of Jackson, Neil (Lori) Collier of Gordonville, Adam Collier of Jackson, and Alex Collier of New Wells; five great-grandchildren, Ashlynn, Zane, Max, Beckett, and Hollis Collier; two siblings, Shelby (Ann) Ellis and Raymond of East Prairie; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest; a son, Mark; her parents, Eugene and Lillian Ellis; and a brother, Richard (Leanor) Williams.
Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday, May 13, 2019, at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
The funeral is at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Chris Collier officiating. Internment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Zane, Max, Neil, Alex, and Adam Collier, Brian and Steve Ellis.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to the Jackson Senior Center or St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Jackson Senior Center
2690 Traveler's Way, Jackson MO 63755
St. Paul Lutheran Church
223 W. Adams, Jackson MO 63755