ADKINS, Merle LaVerne (Garrison)

Date of birth: 16 August 1909 Edinburgh, Johnson County, Indiana

Date of death: 28 March 1974 Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana

SOURCE: Columbus Republic, 29 March 1974

Edinburg Native
Merle Adkins
2406 Maple
      Merle LaVern Adkins, 64, of 2406 Maple was dead on arrival of Operation
Life ambulance at her home at 5:20 p.m. Thursday.  Death was unexpected.
      Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Barkes, Inlow
and Weaver funeral home by Dr. Ard Hoven and the Rev. Edward Jones.
Burial will be at Rest Haven cemetery at Edinburg.  Persons may call at
the funeral home from 6 to 9 o'clock tonight and until time for services
Saturday.  
      Mrs. Adkins was born Aug. 16, 1909, in Edinburg to the late John T.
Garrison and Amanda Jane Coy Garrison, who survives and resides at 2406
Maple.  On Jan. 1, 1945, she became the wife of Benjamin H. Adkins, who
died July 4, 1964.  A member of the First Christian church, she retired
Nov. 3, 1972, from Vernco corporation.  
      Also surviving are five stepsons and a stepdaughter, and a niece and
nephew, Betty Bradley of Alamagordo, N.M. and Robert Garrison of Franklin.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Marion Emery Garrison.
Submitted by Mark E. Wirey