Mildred Cushman Collins, 97, Nevada, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, at Moore-Few Care Center, in Nevada. She was born April 10, 1910, in Horton, Mo., to Edwin David Cushman and Elizabeth Comelia Lovell Cushman.
Ms. Collins was born and raised in Horton. She attended Cottey College, in Nevada, and graduated in 1929. She also attended Springfield Teachers' College, in Springfield, Mo. Mildred taught grade school in the Nevada area for eight years. She was a part owner of the Al Café Restaurant and Plaza Motel, in Nevada. She had also owned and operated a licensed day care center in Nevada for a number of years. She was a member of the Nevada B.P.W., the United Methodist Church and the Helping Hands sub group.
Survivors include five nephews, Robert L. Forkner and his wife Vera, Nevada, Fred Fredrick, the state of Florida, R. Wayne Forkner and his wife Shirley, Liberty. Robert Fredrick, the state of Colorado, and Douglas Cushman and his wife Ann, Dallas, Texas; four nieces, Elizabeth Watson and her husband Gale, Homosassa, Fla., Nancy Rohan and her husband Dr. Neal Rohan, Key West, Fla., Sharon Becket, the state of Washington, and Ann Lovell Scott, the state of Wyoming. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and three sisters, two nephews and one niece.
A private family committal service will be held at a later date at Ball Town Cemetery, Horton.
The family suggests that memorials may be made in her honor to the United Methodist Church in Nevada, in care of the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.