Tricia took her last breath in the comfort of her home in Grain Valley, Missouri on November 15, 2014. On November 6, 1982, Tricia married her high school sweetheart Michael Collins, with whom she celebrated 32 years of marriage before passing. Tricia was a home maker and had been a dental assistant for Dr. Bahr of Blue Springs for 20 years. Her greatest achievement was being a Mother. People will remember Tricia by her amazing smile and kind heart. She loved to travel with her husband and kids and they continued to live and love and see the world once the kids had left home. She loved to shop with her daughter and was also an avid poker player. “One glass of wine and she’s feelin’ kinda tipsy.” She was always a classy woman.
She was held in those last moments by her two children and her husband. Through her battle she was constantly surrounded by loved ones and shown the true meaning of family. On May 9, 2014 Tricia was diagnosed with Glioblastoma brain cancer. She fought for six months and gave it her all. In her final months she was able to take trips, go to baseball games, get pedicures and most of all just love, with all of her heart. She continued to take walks around the neighborhood even if it was with her cane and no hair, she enjoyed herself and her life. My Mom was a trooper and she fought for her family, not for herself. She was a Mother and she was selfless, as a Mother should be. Now she is our guardian
Angel and will always be watching over us.
Tricia is survived by her husband Michael, her son Shane M. Collins, Blue Springs, MO; daughter, Lesli Marie Collins, Shawnee, KS; father, Raymond and Lynn Oliver, Lexington, MO; mother, Barbara and Richard Ross, Strasburg, MO; brother, Scott Oliver, Kansas City, MO; step-brothers, Jason Oliver, Sedalia, MO, Randy Oliver Strausburg, MO, Jerry and Stephanie Nagel, Lexington, MO; and a host of nephews and nieces.