Elijah “Babe” Adkins

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Elijah “Babe” Adkins

  • Birth 11 Nov 1917 Paxton, Ford County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 17 May 2005 Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Catlin, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 10994643

Elijah Adkins, 87, of Catlin died at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday (May 17, 2005) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

He was born in Paxton on Nov. 11, 1917 to Samuel and Laura Pennington Adkins. He married Frances E. Weburg on Oct. 4, 1941. She preceded him on May 5, 1995. He was also preceded by his parents, four brothers and two sisters

He is survived by one son, Terry (Peggy) Adkins; two daughters, Arlie Lynn (Troy) Yancey and Linda Rae (Robert) Parr; one brother, John B. Adkins; two sisters, Rebecca Mabry and Josephine Skonberg; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He farmed in the Paxton area for 25 years and later managed grain elevators in Paxton, Bellflower and Jamaica.

News-Gazette, The (Champaign-Urbana, IL) - Thursday, May 19, 2005


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  • Created by: Bob & Nancy Cannon
  • Added: 19 May 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10994643
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elijah “Babe” Adkins (11 Nov 1917–17 May 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10994643, citing Oakridge Cemetery, Catlin, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Bob & Nancy Cannon (contributor 46739623) .