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
Source: Register-News 
Submitted by: Rosemary Atkins 
Relationship: Daughter-in-law

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