Odesa Collins, 95, of Cisco passed from this life Saturday December 19, 2009 at Homestead Nursing Home. Funeral services will be Monday at 2:00 PM in Kimbrough Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 6 pm at the funeral home.
Odesa was born September 20, 1914 near Moran, Texas to Harris Allen and Belle (Yeager) Coats. She graduated from North Texas State University with a Masters in Education and taught in the Burleson Schools for many years. She married William F. ( Bill) Collins August 14, 1937 in Abilene he preceded her in death August 5, 1997. Odesa was a member of first Baptist Church, The Birthday Club and Texas State Teachers Association.
Survivors include, Daughters Charlotte Barnes and husband Royce of Levelland: Maedean Dodds and husband Roy of Brownwood. Brothers James (Bud) Coats of Cisco, and H.L. Coats and wife Jeanne of Arlington Sisters; Winona Watson of Twin Falls, Idaho, Toni Raines and husband Joe of Cheshire Conn., and Jean Fitzgerald and husband Jim of Cisco. 5 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren