Mildred W. Collier, 84, entered into rest Thursday, May 27, 2004, at her home in Marlin. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Adams Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Phillips officiating. Burial followed at the Hillcrest Cemetery.
Mildred was born Oct. 24, 1919, near Kosse in Limestone County to Freddie and Deoma Glover Ward. She was a graduate of King’s Daughters Nursing School in Temple and worked as a registered nurse for 41 years. She married Melvin Collier in 1941 and were married for 62 years. Mildred was a loving grandmother of seven grandchildren. Her parents; sisters, Billie Burl, Alice Murl, and Sue Knapp and brother, Ray Ward, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband, Melvin Collier of Marlin; children, Michael Collier and wife Joan of Austin, Joe Collier of Waco, Judith Torbett and husband Mike of Kingwood, Jennifer Dichard and husband Allen of Austin; grandchildren, Sarah McKown and husband Joshua of Austin, Courtney Steele and husband Christopher of Austin, Ryan Collier of Austin, Leslie Torbett of Kingwood, Jon Torbett of Kingwood, Carrie Dichard of Austin and Zackary Collier of Houston; sisters, Kathryn Ivy of Temple, Coy Ward of Waco, Leatrice Henley of Waco and June Rueter of China Spring; brother, Paul Ward of Houston.
Pallbearers were Ryan Collier, Jon Torbett, Zachary Collier, Joshua McKown, Christopher Steele, Ron Hunka, John Henley, Steve Allgood and Jeff Ward.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Mildred’s name to the Providence Hospice in Waco.
The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at Texas Oncology in Waco and the staff of Providence Hospice.
Adams Funeral Home in Marlin was in charge of arrangements.