Kristina Gina Collora Pearson, age 30, of Wellman, passed unexpectedly Monday, August 7, 2023, surrounded by loving family at the University of Iowa Hospital as a result of an automobile accident.
Kristi was born July 29, 1993, in Iowa City IA, the daughter of Sam and Judi (Conrad) Collora, the youngest of 5 siblings who affectionately called her “Babo”. She graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in 2012, and continued her education at the University of Iowa.
Kristi was an expert at climbing trees. She was good at finding four-leaf clovers. She was passionate about all critters, while her Cataheeler puppies were her pride and joy. She was a talented artist, a fiercely loyal friend, an amazing gift-giver, and an incredible caretaker.
Kristi was bright and bold and strong and determined and scrappy and accomplished and talented and beautiful and incisively witty. She had farm-girl knowledge applied with abundant creativity and a work ethic uncommonly rivaled. She deeply loved her partner, family, and friends and was exceptional at showing up to help whenever and wherever she was needed. Her spirit was a truly undimmable light.
Kristi is survived by her parents, Sam and Judi Collora of Mount Pleasant; partner Chris Brown of Wellman; three sisters Gina (Mark) Burns of Mount Pleasant, Maria (Joel) McCaw of Iowa City, Theresa (Flint) Ory of Cumming, Georgia; brother Sammy (Melanie) Collora of rural Germanville; nieces and nephews, Tyler (Courtney) Davis, Jaden Davis, Bowen Davis, Ramzy Davis, Cole Burns, Cayla Burns, Cole White, Brianna White, AJ White, Dayton McCaw, Brennen Ory, Becket Ory, Rousseau Ory, and Collins Collora; and great niece Marlie Davis.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 14, 2023, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Father Joseph Phung and Father Paul Connolly will serve as co-celebrants. Burial will be in the Forest Home Cemetery; she will rest beside her beloved Grandma Geezer. Visitation will be held for extended family from 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. and for the public from 1:30 – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 13, at Mount Pleasant High School with the family present. Rosary will begin at 5 p.m. A memorial fund has been established to assist Chris Brown with his recovery. The Olson-Powell Chapel & Crematory is caring for Kristi and her family. www.powellfuneralhomes.com