Obituary for Mary Collier, 89

August 20,1932 To January 18,2022,


Funeral Services
10:30 AM, Saturday, January 29, 2022 at Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home in Glasgow

Missouri State Veterans Cemetery - Jacksonville

Glasgow Senior Center

Former Glasgow, MO resident, Mary (Sissy) Collier, 89, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2022, at the Lodge in Fayette, MO. Mary Frances Collier was born August 20, 1932, in rural Glasgow, Chariton County, MO. She was daughter of the late John W. and Cora M. (Kaneer) Prentzler. She was a 1950 graduate of Glasgow High School. In 1960, Mary started her career working for Southwestern Bell/AT&T as an operator and later framer. She continued to work there for 30 years, retiring in 1990. On December 10, 1977, she married Esco Ray Collier, Jr. at the Salem Lutheran Church in Forest Green, MO. Together, they enjoyed just over 35 years of marriage until Esco’s passing on January 26, 2013. When she was able, Mary was active in the Glasgow American Legion Auxiliary and the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include three daughters, Betty (Steve) Sapp of Columbia, MO, Bonnie (Dale) Aholt of Glasgow, MO, and Cheryl (Benny) Adams of Chesapeake, OH; nine grandchildren, Jeff Sapp, Becky (Chris) Sander, Jeremy Sapp and fiancée Chanda, Rachel Boss, Kendall (Justin) Locke, Cory Aholt, Cale (Tressa) Aholt, Kelsey (John) Stricker, Lisa Payne, and Dr. Jason (Sydney) Adams; 21 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Larry (Linda) Prentzler of Glasgow, MO, Ronnie Prentzler (Sally Tracey) of Moberly, MO, and sister, Letha (Greg) Pullman of Sydney, IA. In addition to her husband and parents, Mary was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Debra Louise Fuemmeler, brothers, Irvin, Kenneth and Paul Prentzler, two great grandsons, and grandson-in-law, Vince Payne. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, January 29, 2022, at Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home in Glasgow with Rev. Harold Young officiating. Inurnment will be held privately at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville. In lieu of flowers the family requests, memorial contributions to the Glasgow Senior Center, in care of the funeral home.