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Zelda K. Atkins

August 16, 1925 — March 18, 2018

Zelda K. Atkins

ZELDA K. ATKINS
MORTON - Zelda K. Atkins, 92, of Morton, passed away Sun., March 18, 2018, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.
Zelda was born Aug. 16, 1925, in Caneyville, Ky., to John and Susan (Daugherty) Cook. She married William "Bill" Atkins on Dec. 31, 1947 in Mackinaw, Ill. He preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 2013. She was also preceded in death by her great-grandson Kurtis Lee Patridge, three brothers and two sisters.
Surviving are two daughters, Elaine (Ralph) Duncan of Creve Coeur, and Nancy (Jeff) Steiner of Morton and one son, Glenn (Kelly) Atkins of Mackinaw. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Melissa (Greg) Patridge, Jennifer Steiner, Rachel (Daniel) Cushman, Matthew Duncan, and Brittany Atkins; and five great-grandchildren, Izabella, Elizabeth, and Annaleigh Patridge; and Chelsea and Lucas Cushman.
In her earlier years, Zelda worked at the Raincoat Factory in Mackinaw. She later worked at Morton Pottery and Ben Franklin in Morton. After marriage, Zelda was a dedicated and loving homemaker who took great pride in caring for her husband and children.
She was a charter member of the Morton Christian Church.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Thurs., March 22, 2018, at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton, with John Plunkett officiating. Visitation will also be held at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m., Wed., March 21, and also from 9 to 10 a.m. on Thurs. prior to the service. Burial will be at Mackinaw Township Cemetery in Mackinaw.

Memorials may be made to Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton (check memo: Evergreen Village), or to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Visitation

MAR 21. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

Knapp - Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center
140 S. Detroit Ave.
Morton, IL, 61550

Visitation

MAR 22. 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (CDT)

Knapp - Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center
140 S. Detroit Ave.
Morton, IL, 61550

Service

MAR 22. 10:00 AM (CDT)

Knapp - Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center
140 S. Detroit Ave.
Morton, IL, 61550
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