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Wilma M. AtkinsPassing: May 31, 2011

Service:

Chastain Funeral Home

Saturday,Jun.4,2011, 11:00 am

Visitation:

Chastain Funeral Home

Friday,Jun.3,2011, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Saturday,Jun.4,2011, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Cemetery:

Mitchell Cemetery

Saturday,Jun.4,2011

MITCHELL Wilma M. Atkins, 76, Mitchell, passed away at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born July 17, 1934, in Nelson County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of William and Virgil (Humes) Duncan. She married Jimmie E. Atkins May 20, 1953, and he preceded her in death November 15, 1998.

She had managed the Camp Store at Spring Mill State Park and worked in the cafeteria at Mitchell High School. Wilma was a past Worthy Matron of Order of Eastern Star No. 503.

Surviving: children,
Steven E. (Sherri) Atkins, Orleans
Jimmie E. (Virginia) Atkins, Newberry, South Carolina
Larry D. (Christina) Atkins, Mitchell
Cheri (Robert) Ross, Southlake, Texas
14 grandchildren
13 great grandchildren
sisters,
Ruby (Huston) Burns, South Boston
Frances (Paul) Hoskins, Mitchell
Joyce (L.W.) Powell, Memphis
Barbara (Terry) Kilhourne, Dallas, Georgia

Her parents; husband; and sister, Thelma Wasserman, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 4, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Rev. Jack Atkins officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

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9 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Donna Hart | Indianapolis, IN
    Date: June 7, 2011
    Oh Cheri...I am so sorry...I didnt know until this very minute about your mom...She was a wonderful woman and im sure she is talking things over with my mom as we speak =) Along with Gladys as well. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family....much love...Donna
  2. Guest: Shaunta Cornwell Dunbar | Fort Hood, TX
    Date: June 6, 2011
    Wilma was a caring, loving woman who loved her kids very much. I will always remember the trip that we all took to Ft. Leonardwood. I know she is with Jimmy now and in a better place. RIP and God Bless.
  3. Guest: Shaunta Cornwell Dunbar | Fort Hood, TX
    Date: June 6, 2011
    Wilma was a caring, loving woman who loved her kids very much. I will always remember the trip that we all took to Ft. Leonardwood. I know she is with Jimmy now and in a better place. RIP and God Bless.
  4. Guest: Jana Mills | Burleson, TX
    Date: June 3, 2011
    Cheri' I too know the pain of losing a parent. However nothing can compare to the years of memories you have with your Mother. You and your family are in my prayers that God keeps you in His arms during her transition from our world to His Kingdom. -Jana
  5. Guest: Joe and Pam Vanzant | Mitchell, IN
    Date: June 3, 2011
    We are so sorry to hear of Wilma's passing. We are with all of you in thoughts and prayers at this difficult time of loss. Remember all the good times.
  6. Guest: Susan Briscoe Hughett | Mitchell, IN
    Date: June 3, 2011
    Cheri and family I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. With sympathy Susan
  7. Guest: natalie | mitchell, IN
    Date: June 2, 2011
    RIP Mamaw Atkins. I know you are in a better place and with Papaw again. We will all miss you. love Brian, Natalie, and Karsyn Rhanae.
  8. Guest: Rev. Paul & Wilma Mayfield | Mitchell, IN
    Date: June 2, 2011
    Sorry to learn of Wilma's passing. Our Prayers are with you. It has been a long time since we were here in Mitchell, but have some good memories.
  9. Guest: Kathy (Green) Baker | League City, TX
    Date: June 2, 2011
    So sorry to learn of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this tender time. God bless. Kathy
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