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Dorothy Ellen Ashbrook Adkins
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Birth: Oct. 13, 1919
Coles County
Illinois, USA
Death: Apr. 10, 2013
Coles County
Illinois, USA

Dorothy Ellen Adkins, 93, of Charleston, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at her home.

The funeral service honoring her life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at First Christian Church, 411 Jackson Avenue, Charleston, with Reverend Mike Southards officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Cemetery, Charleston. Visitation will be Monday evening from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Lincolnland Hospice.

Dorothy was born October 13, 1919 near Loxa, Illinois, d/o Elmer Austin Ashbrook & Margaret Reat at the family homestead, Mapleton Farm. She was united in marriage to Claude Louis "Bud" Adkins, July 28, 1944 at First Christian Church, Charleston. He preceded her in death, February 19, 1977. She is survived by her children, Gary Adkins and wife Alice of Florida and Lois St. Clair and husband Darrell of Charleston. Five grandchildren, Amanda Cavazos and husband David, Jonathan Adkins, Rachel McVay and husband John, Josh St. Clair and wife Patty, and Darrell G. St. Clair and wife Becca. Great-grandchildren, Logan Cavazos, Alex Cavazos, Taylor Waldhoff, Katlyn St. Clair, Mariah St. Clair, Joshlynn St. Clair, Kansas St. Clair, with baby McVay due soon. She was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.

Dorothy was a member of First Christian Church of Charleston for over 70 years. She was a R.S.V.P. volunteer. Upon her husband's death, she served the remainder of his term on the Charleston City Council. She retired from Frommel Hardware. Dorothy enjoyed spending time with her friends and especially her grandchildren.

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Information modified from Obit published in JG-TC Apr 12, 2013. 
Family links: 
  Elmer Austin Ashbrook (1881 - 1959)
  Margaret Reat Ashbrook (1884 - 1964)
  Claude Louis Adkins (1924 - 1977)
  Margaret Louise Ashbrook Edwards (1905 - 1987)*
  Austin Ralph Ashbrook (1911 - 1931)*
  Reata Bell Ashbrook McNutt (1915 - 2012)*
  Dorothy Ellen Ashbrook Adkins (1919 - 2013)
*Calculated relationship
Roselawn Cemetery
Coles County
Illinois, USA
Created by: William Harrison
Record added: Nov 29, 2009
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Dorothy Ellen <i>Ashbrook</i> Adkins
Added by: William Harrison
Dorothy Ellen <i>Ashbrook</i> Adkins
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