She was born July 18, 1931 in Nancy, KY and grew up in Somerset, KY. She had resided in Eaton twp the past two years having moved back from Dayton, TN.
She previously lived in N. Ridgeville for 27 years.
Mrs. Atkinson had worked as an inspector for Palm Beach Men’s Clothing in Somerset in the 1950's, she then went to work with her brother in law at Atkinson Greenhouse in N. Ridgeville in the 1960's then after its’ closing went to work at Thibo’s Greenhouse where she worked until the late 1980's.
Mrs. Atkinson was a loving woman with many talents. She was a waitress, seamstress, Cub Scout den mother and was actively involved with the Cheryl’s Drum and Baton Corps, volunteering many hours for fund raising and sewing the corps uniforms. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, sewing clothes and dolls for her grandchildren, carpentry, woodworking, quilting, ceramics and other crafts.
Surviving are her husband of 50 years John “JC”, daughters, Cathy Rogers of Birmingham, Cindy Rogers-Carter of Nicholasville, KY, Debbie (Clay) Pinter of Elyria; Son, Stephen Atkinson of N. Ridgeville; Grandchildren, Dana, Matthew and Debbie of Kentucky and Danielle, Dana and Lisa of Elyria, four great grandchildren, Brothers, Jim of Somerset, Robert of Lexington, KY, Maurice "Bud" and Kenny Edwards both of Somerset; Sisters, Doris Hearld of Science Hill, KY, Kathleen Rogers of Florence, KY, Lona Marie Beattie of Somerset and Sue Tarter of Nancy, KY; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by Parents John and Maggie Edwards, sister Elizabeth Finks and brother Bill Edwards.
Friends will be received 6-8 PM Tuesday, March 11 at the David Bogner Family Funeral Home 36625 Center Ridge Rd, N. Ridgeville where services will be held 11 AM Wednesday. Interment will follow in the Butternut Ridge Cemetery, Eaton Twp.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Assoc.12200 Fairhill Rd Cleveland, Ohio 44120.