Patricia L. Collins, 81, of Ottawa, passed away Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Dengel & Son Mortuary. The family will meet with friends one hour prior to service at 1 p.m. Interment Highland Cemetery, Ottawa.

Pat was born Sept. 29, 1938, in Hartville, Mo., the daughter of Roscoe Lee and Drewcilla (Maynier) Duncan. She was raised in Kansas City, living in various locations throughout her life. In 1962, Pat moved to Ottawa, where she made her home until her death.

On Dec. 17, 1959, Pat was united in marriage to Leonard F. “Buck” Collins in Kansas City, Mo. He preceded her in death on Oct. 2, 1993.

She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her son, Leonard “Lenn” Collins, of Ottawa; mother-in-law, Fannie Collins, of Ottawa; three grandchildren, Isaac Collins of Ottawa, Jordan Murray and husband Reginald Jr. of Kansas City, Kan., and Aaron Collins of Atlanta, Ga.; four great-grandchildren, Jaden Collins, JaeLeigh Murray, Reginald Murray III and Xavier Collins; and best friend, Delores Fuller, of Lawrence.

Pat was a devoted lifelong homemaker. In earlier years, she held various positions, working as a window trimmer, elevator operator, waitress, shipping clerk and at Luce Luggage Manufacturing.

She loved spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and best friend, Delores Fuller. Pat enjoyed shopping, cooking, going to the boats and ceramics.

Family and friends are encouraged to post their condolences and memories on Pat’s Tribute Wall at