by Paul Adkins
AMHERSTDALE, W.Va. — Margaret Adkins, 88, of Amherstdale, departed this life Friday, February 15, 2013, at the Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston with her family by her side.
Born October 19, 1924, at Monclo in Logan County, she was a daughter of the late Millard and Matilda Sias Barr. Also preceding her in death was her husband of 65 years, Raymond Adkins; three brothers, Mason Barker, Ronald Barr, and Thurmond Barr, and one infant sister, Corinna.
Margaret, a dedicated mother and homemaker, loved and cared for her children and grandchildren selflessly. She had a passion and gift for sewing, cooking and baking. Margaret enjoyed making her own clothes for years and many took pleasure in her one-of-a-kind cakes.
Margaret had an unwavering faith in God. She was a longtime member of Becco United Baptist Church where she was active throughout the years. She served as a choir member, youth choir leader, children’s choir leader, home prayer meeting leader, and children’s Sunday school class teacher. She assisted with Christmas plays, sang solo, and played guitar. Fond memories exist of her renditions of “O Holy Night” and “Ten Thousand Angels.” She shared her love of music with her children and grandchildren who will carry on her legacy.
Those left to cherish her memory include five children, Andrea Bennett of Charleston, Kenneth (Joetta) Adkins of Houston, Texas, Gary (Julie) Adkins of Glasgow, Ky., Carolyn Sue (Paul) Eckerle of Sarasota, Fla., and Ron (Linda) Adkins of Frankfort, Ky.; eight grandchildren, Mark (Robin) Adkins of New Jersey, Paula Eckerle, Sean (Ami) Eckerle, Josh (Cassie) Adkins and Patrick Adkins, all of Kentucky, Bailey Bennett and Trey Bennett, both of Charleston, and Kalyn Adkins of Texas; four great-grandchildren, Brandon and Ryan Adkins, Alex Eckerle, Adrienne Adkins, and coming soon, Lilah Adkins; two sisters-in-law, Glenna Wiley of Kistler and Garnet Triplett of Kistler; a very special friend and caregiver, Lisa Blankenship, who Margaret loved dearly; numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services will commence at 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 19, at the Becco United Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.
Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. Monday at the church.
Deacons of her church will serve as pallbearers.
Please help shower the church in shades of pink and green, Margaret’s favorite colors.
Condolences may be left at www.krantzmcneelyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man.
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