PEGGY ATKINS, 85, of Decatur, IL passed away at 12:08 P.M. on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur, IL.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Monday, April 4, 2016 at Glad Tiding Church, 500 S. 27th St. in Decatur, IL. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at the Glad Tidings Church. Pastor Matt Samuels will officiate. Burial will be in the Graceland Cemetery in Decatur, IL. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
Peggy was born on February 7, 1931 in Macon County, IL. She was a daughter of James and Edith (Myers) Wilkinson. She married Ronald Dean Atkins on April 9, 1950 in Decatur, IL.
Peggy is survived by her husband of nearly 66 years, Ron; two sons, Donald Atkins and his wife Mary Ellen of Tombstone, AZ and Van Atkins and his wife Karen of Decatur, IL; two grandchildren, Laura L. Tucker and her husband Gabriel of Mahomet, IL and Ronald D. Atkins and his wife Sarah of Oreana, IL; three great grandchildren, Abigail Atkins and Emma and Camron White; one great-great-grandchild, Cameron Chandler; four sisters, Ruth Moreau of Decatur, Norma Beneze and her husband David of Canyon City, CO, Betty Pritchett of Decatur, IL and Carol Aldridge of Moroa, IL and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Ronald Dean Atkins, Jr., one grandson, Brannigan Dean Atkins, three brothers, James Wilkinson, Charles Norman Wilkinson and Billy Joe Wilkinson and one sister Alma Black.
Peggy worked for the Decatur Public School District and ARA Cafeteria for over 30 years where she served as a manager in the cafeteria. She was a lifetime member of the Eldorado School PTA. She was a member of the Glad Tidings Church where she volunteered as a greeter, helped with the Food Cart and also served on the Bulletin Babes Team.
Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family.