Whitesburg KY

Juanita Elkins dies at 92



Juanita Elkins, 92, died April 21 after several years of health problems.

Born on Ingram’s Creek to the late Ernest and Hattie Miller, she was the widow of Joseph W. Elkins.

She was graduated in 1949 from Kingdom Come High School and immediately moved to Whitesburg, to work in a small restaurant while living in a one-room apartment.

Mrs. Elkins and her husband moved to Seymour, Ind., and then to Columbus, Ind. She had worked at Arvin Industries for a short time, and later retired as a butcher from Mike’s IGA in Walesboro, Ind.

She and her husband loved to travel; they made many trips to the mountains and Gatlinburg, Tenn., and a long trip through the western U.S.

Mrs. Elkins enjoyed painting country scenes and numerous crafts.

Surviving are two sons, Jerry Elkins and wife Debbie, and Jeffrey Elkins and wife Angela, all of Columbus, Ind.; two brothers, Lawrence Miller of Columbus, Ind., and Wallace Miller and wife Brenda of Elizabethtown, Ind.; a sister, Earnestine Havron and husband Ron of Columbus, Ind.; four grandchildren, Justin Elkins and wife Leanne, Ashley Lopez, Jordan Elkins and wife Heather and Ondrea’ Ulerich and husband Craig, all of Columbus, Ind.; six great-grandchildren, Javy Lopez, Aiden Elkins, Alex Lopez, Jasper Elkins, Jarvis Elkins and Isiah Ulerich; and a special niece, Joyce Ann Fields of North Carolina with whom she spent many hours talking on the phone.

Mrs. Elkins was preceded in death by a sister, Maleda Gibson; brothers, Victor, Otis and infant brother Eddie Miller; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Miller; and a brotherin law, Lloyd Gibson.

A private visitation for the family was held at Myers- Reed Chapel in Indiana. A Celebration of her Life will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent to the family atwww.myers-reed.com.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to The American Heart Association or The American Diabetes Association.

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