Margaret Collins

ULYSSES - Margaret May Pearce Anderson Collins, age 87, died on May 2, 2020. She was born March 29, 1933, to Clarence and Emma Pearce in Pritchett, CO. They left Pritchett to move to Springfield, Colorado, in 1943. She worked for Western Prairie Care Home. She worked there for 19 years as a nurses’ aide and medication aide.


She married her first husband, James Anderson on June 6, 1954, and had three children, William "Bill", Wanda and Esther. They divorced in early 1959. He preceded her in death June 6, 1997. She married Clifford Collins on May 31, 1963, and moved to Ulysses, KS. They had one son, Norman. Clifford Collins preceded her in death December 24, 1988, from cancer.


She is survived by her four children; William "Bill" Anderson of Holyrood, KS, Norman Collins of the home, Wanda Cook of Osage City, KS, and Esther Benjamin of Denver, CO; 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.


Graveside service will be held May 9, 2020, at 10:30 AM via Facebook Live on the Garnand Funeral Home Facebook page. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Diabetes Association in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave., Ulysses, KS 67880. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.