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Barbara Joann Adkins

A memorial service, celebrating the life of Barbara Joann Adkins, was held December 23, 2017, in the New Life Apostolic Church, Glenford. Barbara died peacefully December 21, 2017, in Zanesville, following a lengthy illness.

She was born May 2, 1932, in Wilkesville, the daughter of the late Clifford and Ruby (Oiler) Thomas. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother; she loved crocheting, cooking and spending time with her kids and grandkids. She was an active member of the New Life Apostolic Church in Glenford, and had taught Sunday School for over 40 years.

She is survived by her loving family: husband, Roy Adkins, whom she married in Columbus, Ohio on May 16, 1970; her children, Don (JoAnn) Mason, Annie (Dave) Brown, Karen Garza and George Mason; her 10 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and her sister, Lois (Robert) Parmer.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son-in-laws, Ron Burgess and Rev. Matias Garza.

Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, Thornville, is honored to care for Barbara and the Adkins family.

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