Norma Jean Collins, 93 of Springfield, passed away Monday, September 26, 2022, in Mercy Hospital after a brief illness.

She bore four children, worked as a homemaker and teacher aide for Springfield Public Schools, then embarked on a successful 17-year career in real estate before retiring in 1989. Her passions included visiting family and friends, traveling throughout the United States, England and Germany, and attending countless Missouri State Lady Bears basketball games with Truman as season ticket holders in the 1990s and 2000s. She was a longtime member of Schweitzer Methodist Church.

She is survived by son Larry Truman Collins of Springfield, Missouri; daughter Paula Jean Shinn (Jim) of Chesterfield, Missouri; daughter Robin Linn Dailey of Springfield, Missouri; grandson Patrick Kevin Dailey of Springfield, Missouri; son-in-law Kevin Bernard Dailey of Springfield, Missouri; and nephew John Edgar Hoglen of Kansas City, Missouri.

Visitation will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, October 4, 2022, in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel, followed by graveside services in Hazelwood Cemetery at 2 p.m. with pastor Jim Mason officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Ozarks Food Harvest, P.O. Box 5746, Springfield, Missouri 65801.