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Louise Ann Collins, 72, of Dawson School Road, Bluefield, WV, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born on April 18, 1945 in Roanoke, VA, she was the daughter of the late Stanley Gray Rogers, II and Glenna Louise Patteson.
Lou Ann was a 1963 graduate of Bluefield High School and a graduate of the West Virginia University nursing school. Lou Ann worked as a registered nurse for nearly 40 years. She was the first in West Virginia to be certified in rehabilitation nursing in 1987. Major Collins was a 21 year veteran of the United States Army Reserves where she served as a nurse.
Lou Ann's passions in life were serving others as a mother, grandmother, wife, nurse, and veteran. Lou Ann also enjoyed showing horses, her Jack Russells and traveling the world with her mother.
Survivors include: Husband: Gerald R. Collins of the home; Sons: Charles Gray Haislip and wife Bridgett of Glenville, GA; Michael Rogers Collins and wife Crystal of Bluefield; Matthew Raymond Collins of Bluefield; 4 grandchildren: Charles McKenzie Haislip, Raymond Kerry Rogers Collins, Anabelle Lynn Collins, and Annalee Raye Collins; Brother: Stanley Gray Rogers, III and wife Susan of Wilmington, NC.
Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 7:30 PM at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell with Pastor Shawn White officiating. Friends may visit on Sunday from 6:00-7:30PM at the funeral home.
Graveside services will be conducted on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Knottsville Cemetery in Grafton, WV.
Online condolences will be accepted at www.cravens-shires.com
Published on October 20, 2017
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