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Pauline Collins

December 28, 1950 — September 15, 2017

Pauline E. Collins, 66, of Rushville, passed away at 8:10 AM, Friday, September 15, 2017, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

She was born on December 28, 1950, in Louisiana, Missouri, the daughter of Richard F. and Wanda (Barnes) Luckett.

Surviving are her daughter Theresa Holsman of Beardstown, granddaughter Jackie Holsman and fiancé Mac French of Beardstown, great grandson Syrus French, former husband George Holsman of Beardstown, three brothers Michael Luckett of Valley City, Ricky Luckett of Hersman, and Roger Luckett and wife Dodie of Naples, two sisters Joyce Guthrie and husband Mike of Arkansas and Tammy Welch of Jacksonville, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a sister Clara Jackson and three brothers Richard, Rocky and Rollie Luckett and her longtime companion Tom Dodds.

Pauline worked at Schmidt Hospital in Beardstown from 1976 to 1982.  She was then a caretaker for the elderly in their homes.  She enjoyed embroidery, flower gardening and going to the orchard.

Private interment will be in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to Culbertson Memorial Hospital Foundation or Hope Blooms. Wood Funeral Home has been entrusted to assist the family.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Culbertson Memorial Hospital Foundation
238 South Congress, Rushville IL 62681
Tel: 1-217-322-4321

Hope Blooms
PO Box 50, Rushville IL
Tel: 1-217-322-3323



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