|Birth: ||Apr. 19, 1930|
|Death: ||Aug. 1, 2011|
Barbara Adkins, 81 of Grinnell and formerly of New Sharon passed away Monday, August 1, 2011 at the Grinnell Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will begin at 10 am Friday, August 5, 2011 at the Harden Funeral Home with Pastor David Pinkerton officiating. Visitation will begin after 11 am on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at the Harden Funeral Home with the family present from 6-8 pm. Interment will be held in the Highland Cemetery in New Sharon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be in the family's name.
Barbara Jo Ann Adkins, daughter of Howard and Opal(Mateer)Beach was born on April 19, 1930 in Barnes City. She graduated from Barnes City High School in 1948. On September 24, 1948, she was united in marriage to Arnold Adkins in New Sharon. To this union one daughter was born, Mary. Barbara was a homemaker and devoted her life to her family. She loved visitiing her family and spending time with her grandchildren. Barbara also enjoyed Bingo, Canasta, her cats, nursing home crafts and folding towels at the nursing home.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary(Brad)Crosby of New Sharon; three grandchildren, Steven(Meagan)Crosby of New Sharon, Ashley Crosby of New Sharon and Alicia Crosby of New Sharon; a brother, Claire(JoAnn)Beach of Nebraska; a sister, Betty(Paul)Rotenberry and a sister-in-law, Orbelle Beach of Florida.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arnold Adkins and a brother, Kenneth Beach.
Created by: Donald Bitner
Record added: Aug 02, 2011
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