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Bessie Lee Adkins

Bessie L. Adkins, 82, of Lancaster, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at her residence.  She was born in Branchland, W.V. on July 26, 1933 to the late Elijah and Minnie Bell (Tooley) Adkins. Bessie was a member of Circleville Church of Christ, and retired from the Techniglass Company in Columbus.
She is survived by her children, Bernard (Judi) Adkins of Amanda, Kevin Adkins of Columbus, and Minnett (Richard) Steele of Chillicothe; granddaughters, Carla (Blake) Craft of South Korea, Brandy Adkins and Terra Adkins both of Amanda; great granddaughters, Aysha Craft and Avery Adkins; step-grandchildren, Richard Bryant of California, Richelle (Travis) Fair of Leesburg, and Jason (Amber Stevens) Steele of Chillicothe;; sisters, Alpha Childers of East Fultonham, Corine Brafford of Burlington, Maxine Adkins of Lancaster; Kate (Haskell) Mills of Logan, W.V. and Joan Watson of Liberty Center; 11 step-great grandchildren, one step-great, great grandson and numerous nieces and nephews.  
In addition to her parents, Bessie was preceded in death by her husband, Forest Adkins; granddaughter, Heidi Jo Adkins; daughter-in-law, Shiela Adkins; 5 sisters, and 3 brothers.
Funeral service will at 12:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at the Taylor Funeral Home in Amanda with Pastors Jimmy Carter and Jack Abels officiating. Burial to follow in Franklin Hills Memory Gardens. Friends may call Friday, from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M. and one hour prior to service on Saturday at the funeral home.

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Bernard, very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

Mike Thomas Mar 28 2016 12:00 AM

Bernard, Judi and family,
So sorry for your loss, we loved Bess.  Such a wonderful and precious lady.  She will be missed.  Praying for you and your family that God will give you comfort and strength during this time.

Love and  prayers,
Ike and Dianne

Ike and Dianne Wampler Mar 24 2016 12:00 AM

Dish Garden was sent by Don and Connie Morgan.

With our deepest sympathy and feelings for your loss. We love you all, Don and Connie Morgan

Donald Morgan Mar 24 2016 12:00 AM

Bernard, Judi, Brandy and Terra.  So Sorry for your loss.  Lord please give this family and their extended family peace and comfort.  They will miss this loved one but they have the comfort knowing, you are in control. Thank You Lord.

Elaine Thompson Mar 24 2016 12:00 AM

White Basket was sent by Deborah and Jennifer Gibson.

Deborah Gibson Mar 23 2016 12:00 AM

Minnett, Bernard, and Kevin and your families. We want to express our sincere sympathy at the loss of your mother. I know she will be sorely missed. She is with your dad looking down on you all. Angels in your heart and in your lives. Sending love and prayers to you all. God bless you!  Terry and Rhonda.

Terry Allen and Rhonda Conley Mar 23 2016 12:00 AM

Aunt Bess has always been a second mother to me especially since mom and dad passed.
There's a big celebration in heaven with all the members of the family.
We are praying for y'all.
Stay strong in the lord in this time of grief.
Jeff and Kathy

Jeff and Kathy Adkins Mar 23 2016 12:00 AM