|Birth: ||Apr. 24, 1916|
|Death: ||Jun. 24, 2009|
CANTON, IL - Velma L. Atkins, 93, of 723 South Fifth Ave., died at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday June 24, 2009 at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, IL.
She was born on April 24, 1916 in Norris, Ill. to Harvey J. and M. Lola (Postin) Grigsby.
She first married Edward Alspaugh in 1945, he died in 1971; she then married Lionel Jack Atkins in 1974, he died in 1979.
She is survived by her daughter Ketra (Gene) Lingenfelter of Canton, brother Eugene (Betty) Grigsby of Canton, 8 grandchildren Jim Lowe, Phil (Kary) Lowe, Lori Collins, Pam Dowell, Steve Wheeler, Barb Wheeler, Rick (Miranda) Lingenfelter and Cindy (Mike) Lock, 12 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Karen Lowe and her sister Ollidean Phillips.
Velma was a member of South Park United Methodist Church in Canton. She was a seamstress, working for Canton Manufacturing Company for 33 years.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton. Rev Rick Atchley will officiate. Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Foster Cemetery in rural Fairview.
Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Fulton County or the American Lung Association.
Harve J Grigsby (1885 - 1964)
Lola Martha Postin Grigsby (1894 - 1949)
Velma L. Grigsby Atkins (1916 - 2009)
Eugene D. Grigsby (1923 - 2012)*
Created by: Jeanette
Record added: Jul 03, 2009
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