Obituary – Maurice Willa Deane (Ingram) Whitt-Collins

Maurice Willa Deane (Ingram) Whitt-Collins

November 19, 1932 – November 8, 2020
Age: 87
Residence: Powersite, MO
Formerly of: Kingston, WV

Maurice Willa Deane (Ingram) Whitt Collins, age 87, of Lead Hill, Arkansas, entered into eternal rest on November 8, 2020. She entered this life on November 19, 1932, in Kingston, West Virginia, the daughter of Reginald and Myrtle (Armstrong) Ingram.

With her dedication of 33 years, Willa delighted in providing for those at the Lead Hill School as the cafeteria supervisor and cook. In her younger years, she loved to dance. Willa was an avid reader who enjoyed playing cards and working crossword puzzles. She was often found cooking, especially for family gatherings during the holidays, which she cherished. Willa’s memories will live on in those who loved and treasured her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Bufred Bradley Whitt Jr.; second husband, Eugene Collins; and sisters: Mary Kincaid and Miriam Mustoe.

Willa is survived by daughter, Debra Melton of Powersite, Missouri; granddaughter, Heather Vinson of Lead Hill, Arkansas; great-granddaughter, Chloe Vinson of Diamond City, Arkansas; brother, Lawrence Ingram of Kingwood, Texas; and two nieces: Ann, Kay, and their families of Texas. Also survived by her niece, Kathleen Mustoe of Alvin, Texas and her children: Chuck and family, John and family, Kris and family, and Andy and family, all of Texas; and niece, Pam Jones and her children: Miriam, Chrisanthia, Jennifer, Harold, and Dolevon, all of Texas.

No services will be held. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks. To leave an online condolence, please visit


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