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Loris M. Collison

March 12, 1944 ~ December 28, 2019 (age 75)

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Loris M. Collison, 75, of Onawa, Iowa, formerly of Blencoe, Iowa passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at Sanford Senior Care Center in Sheldon, Iowa.

Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Friday, January 3, 2020 at the Rush Family Chapel in Onawa, Iowa, with Pastor Linda Boggs, officiating. Burial will in the Onawa Cemetery, Onawa, Iowa.  Visitation will be 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Thursday, January 2, 2020, at the Chapel.  Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service in Onawa.

Loris Mae was born on March 12, 1944 in Onawa, Iowa the daughter of Naaman “Doc” and Mildred (Gray) Jones.  She grew up in Onawa, IA, and graduated from Onawa High School.

Loris and Gary Collison were united in marriage in March of 1962.  To this union, two daughters were born, Lisa and Sarah.

Loris worked as a telephone operator at the telephone company. She later graduated from Buena Vista University with a degree in finance.  She was then employed by Iowa Nebraska Bank in the insurance department where she managed the Hornick branch.

Loris was a member of the First Christian Church in Onawa and later the Blencoe United Church of Christ in Blencoe, Ia. 

She raised Lisa & Sarah. She was a Boy Scout Leader, also active in 4-H.  She was very active in the Blencoe community where she served on the Blencoe Community Betterment Committee and received the Governor’s Leadership Award.

Survivors include her two daughters, Lisa (John) Collison-Shaib of Yorba Linda CA and Sarah Collison of San Francisco, CA; three grandchildren, Lauren Shaib, Jackie Shaib, and Kaelee Noden; one sister, Bea Daugherty of Tea, SD; two brothers-in-law, Doug Collison and Bert (Junior) Collison; and many nieces & nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Darrell Jones, Edward Jones, Dick Jones; and one sister, Berniece Regennitter.                                    .

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January 2, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rush Family Chapel
1629 10th Street
Onawa, IA 51040

Funeral Service
January 3, 2020

10:30 AM
Rush Family Chapel
1629 10th Street
Onawa, IA 51040

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