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Mary Carollene "Carol" Gardner Collier
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Birth: Dec. 31, 1927
Adair County
Missouri, USA
Death: Dec. 14, 2012
Adair County
Missouri, USA

Mary Carollene (Carol) Gardner Collier passed away peacefully in her home on December 14, 2012.

Carol was born December 31, 1927 in Kirksville MO, the daughter of Ray P and Alma Lee (Humphrey) Gardner, she attended Kirksville public schools and graduated from Kirksville High School. She then attended Blue Mountain College, Northeast Missouri State Teachers College, and graduated from Baylor University with a BS in Business.

On September 9, 1949 Carol wed Bruce Collier. They moved to Kirksville in 1950 to assist Carol's dad Ray P Gardner in his jewelry store, eventually becoming owners.

Carol was active in PTA, P.E.O., Mothers' Home Club, a board member of The Salvation Army, and a member of The Hamilton Street Baptist Church. She enjoyed attending Bible studies, playing tennis, making jewelry, quilting, and sewing.

Mother of Suzanne (Dr. Ronald) Phillips, Rachel Collier, Bryan (Bonnie) Collier, Holly (Keith) Dierberg; loving grandmother of Tierney Phillips Lamone, Troy Phillips, Tyler (Mary Grace) Phillips, Drew Phillips, Bradley (Amanda) Collier, Blake Collier, Melanie Collier, Emily (Kyle) Dierberg Armstrong, Jill (Brent) Dierberg Clark, and Ryan Dierberg. Greatgrandmother of Talia and Braun. Carol was preceded in death by her parents, sister Evonne, husband Bruce, daughter Rachel, and grandson Troy. Also survived by sisters Justine Stewart and Doris Cundiff and loving Aunt to many.

The family will receive friends at Davis-Playle-Hudson Rimer Funeral Home on December 26, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. A private memorial service will be held for family members.

Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home 2100 E. Shepherd Ave. Kirksville, MO 63501 660-665-2233

Memorial contributions preferred to Hamilton Street Baptist Church, Shriners Hospitals, or Hospice of Northeast Missouri.
Family links: 
  Ray P. Gardner (1895 - 1972)
  Alma Lee Humphrey Gardner (1895 - 1972)
  Billie Bruce Collier (____ - 2012)
Created by: Larry Olson
Record added: Jan 10, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103357402


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