Contributed by Gigimo
Description: Mrs. Pearl Collins.Date: April 8 1920
Newspaper published in: Houston, MO
Again the death angel has visited the Collins family and taken from them another dear wife and mother.
Pearl Smith was born May 11, 1892, and died March 20, 1920, at the age of 27 years, 10 months, 19 days.
She was married to W. O. (Dick) Collins December 31, 1915. To this union four boys were born; Oscar, age 4, Wayne, age 3, Russell, age 1, and an infant 3 days old.
She was stricken with influenza some two weeks before her death which resulted in double pneumonia, from which she could not recover.
Pearl was a good girl and loving wife and mother and we are fully convinced that all is well with her. Her last hours were spent in asking the Lord to give her rest and take her home and save her husband and babies. It is very sad on account of the little motherless children who will never know what a mother is.
Funeral services were held at the Dykes cemetery March 31, conducted by Rev. E. S. Baty, after which the remains were laid to rest near the sister in law who had preceded her just two weeks.
'Tis true we cannot bring her back, but we are hoping and praying that her near and dear ones will make a confession and when the time comes will meet their Lord as bravely as she did.