Roberta M. 'Bobbie' Collins, 78, of Newton, died Friday evening, July 16, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.
Bobbie, the daughter of Charles L. and Mariann (Peterson) White, was born February 8, 1943, in Marshalltown, IA. She was a graduate of the Des Moines Technical School, Class of 1962.
On March 26, 1963, Bobbie was united in marriage with Carl E. Collins, Jr. They moved to Newton in 1965. In 1974 they purchased Newton Office Supply Company, a business they operated for more than 40 years. Bobbie was also employed by the Newton McDonalds and the Jasper County Care Facility. She retired from Progress Industries in 2008 after eleven years of service. Bobbie was an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and volunteered at the Jasper County Genealogical Society and the Jasper County Historical Museum. In the 1970's & 80's, she and Carl enjoyed western style square dancing. Bobbie was a 20-year member of the Central Iowa Square Dance Caller's Association.
Funeral services for Bobbie will be 1:30pm, Thursday, July 22, 2021, at the Pence ~ Reese Funeral Home in Newton, with a visitation an hour prior to the services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to Progress Industries, Wesley Life Hospice or a charity of your choosing. Burial will be in the Newton Union Cemetery.
Facebook Broadcast of the Funeral for Bobbie will be held on the Pence ~ Reese Funeral Home and Cremation Services Facebook page.
Bobbie was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers: Larry and Dennis White.
Those left to honor Bobbie's memory include her husband Carl of Newton; her daughters: Laura Collins of Coralville, and Carla (Tim Bennett) Kolpin of Newton; her grandchildren: Lacy (Scott) Wadle of Carlisle,, Joe (Jennifer) Kolpin of Newton, Courtney (Chris) Lindo of West Des Moines; David Kolpin of Des Moines and Kyleigh and Devan Bennett of Newton; her great-grandchildren: Ramsey, Ryder and Greysen Kolpin of Newton ; her sisters: Jacqui McCollum of Fort Dodge, Rhonda Kaebel of Fallon, NV, and Mary (Earnest) Filippi of Porterville, CA; a brother Dale Waltz of Tipton, MO; brother-in-law Jerry (Melinda) Collins of Clive; and her numerous cousins, nieces, nephews; and special friends.
The family would like to extend a special and heart felt thank you to all the kind and caring staff at Nelson Manor and Wesley Life Hospice.