Viva Fern Atkins
Mrs. Fern Atkins, 87, Waltonville, died at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Mrs. Atkins was born Oct. 15, 1898, in Franklin County, the daughter
of Ira and Zula (Clampet) Isom. On Oct. 2, 1915, in Benton, she
married Thomas Atkins, who preceded her in death May 3.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Fry & Frick Funeral
Home in Waltonville with the Rev. Floyd Hartley officiating. Burial
will follow in the Knob Prairie Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. today.
Survivors include two sons, Tommy Atkins and his wife, Rosemary, of
Mt. Vernon, and Donald Atkins and his wife, Ruth Ann, of Benton; three
daughters, Mrs. Ila Newell of Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Ray (Marie) Hall and
Mrs. Leroy (June) Hamlin, both of Waltonville; three sisters, Mrs. Gusta
Lackey of Sesser, Mrs. Eudene Dees of Waltonville, and Mrs. Louise
Williams of Fulton, MO.; ten grandchildren; amd 15 great-grandchidren.
Mrs. Atkins was a Protestant.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons, Bob and
Lowell, four brothers and one sister.
*Note* from submitter: Fern Atkins died March 15, 1986, her husband
Thomas died May 3, 1985
Date: March, 1986
Submitted by: Rosemary Atkins