|Birth: ||Sep. 5, 1923|
|Death: ||Dec. 30, 2008|
Heartfelt thanks to an angel on earth, Diane Miller, for sponsoring Zonia's memorial!
World War II Veteran of the WAVES.
The WAVES were a World War II-era division of the U.S. Navy that consisted entirely of women.
Zonia Lee Baker Adkins was my Mom's step-sister. When Zonia and her Mom came into the family, she was the same age as my Mom. They went all through school together in the same class and graduated the same day.
Zonia's father died the day she was born in 1923. Imagine her mother losing her husband and having a baby on the same day!
Her mother married my grandfather about 7 years later.
Zonia Lee Adkins of Philadelphia died Dec. 30, 2008, at the Hopkins Center Nursing Center in Wyncote. She was 85.
Born in Bluffton, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Lavaun (Garrett) Baker.
She served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a pharmacist's mate second class and was honorably discharged in December 1945.
She was a nurse at Metropolitan Hospital in Philadelphia for many years prior to her retirement.
She is survived by her 2 daughters, and her son, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her 2 half-sisters.
According to her obituary, interment was supposed to be in Beverly National Cemetery, Beverly, N.J., but photo volunteers have told me there is no record of her burial there. I am now trying to find out where she actually was buried, and am told it is next to an infant daughter who died at birth. I will post the information once I find it.
Rest in peace Zonia.
Floyd Okal Baker (1898 - 1923)
Lavaun J Garrett Baehler (1902 - 1992)
Zonia Lee Baker Adkins (1923 - 2008)
Bonnie Jean Groves Murphy (1926 - 2004)**
Laverne Dale Groves (1927 - 1999)**
Floyd Raymond Baehler (1931 - 1932)**
Created by: MidwestMom
Record added: Feb 09, 2010
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