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Mary Lou Adkins - 91

10/13/1924 - 10/8/2016

Clinton, Iowa

Mary Lou Adkins age 91 of Clinton, passed away Saturday Oct. 8, 2016 at her home. Cremation rites will be accorded. Memorial services are planned for 11:30 AM Saturday Oct. 29th at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Saturday Oct. 29th from 10:30 AM until the service hour at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Camanche. Memorials may be given to the Clinton Public Library. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com Mary Lou was born on Oct. 13, 1924 in her family home in Bellevue, IA, the daughter of Charles and Bessie (Wade) Barrett. She graduated from Lyons High School in 1942. She married Jim Adkins on June 10, 1950 in Clinton. Mary Lou worked at Nielsen Clearing House, Clinton and as an executive secretary for P.F.C. in Camanche. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She enjoyed cross stitching, ceramics, and reading. She was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. Mary Lou is survived by her two daughters, Diane (John) Rentschler of Clinton and Peggy (Nick) Gelormino of Wake Forest, NC; three grandchildren, Emily (Steve) Ring, Shea (Marc) Wolfe, and Cody (Casey) Rentschler; a step-grandson, Mike (Sarah) Gelormino; six great-grandchildren (Zachary and Madeline Ring, Caden and Brady Wolfe, Perri and Haven Rentschler) and two great step-grandchildren (Maya and Jonathan Gelormino). She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a step-grandson, Tony, and her sister and brother.

Visitation:

Visitation will be held Saturday Oct. 29th from 10:30 AM until the service hour at the funeral home.

Memorial Service:

Cremation rites will be accorded. Memorial services are planned for 11:30 AM Saturday Oct. 29th at the Pape Funeral Home. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Camanche.

3 Comments

  • Jim DeToye

    on 10/09/16

    Jim, Diane and Louise DeToye offer our condolences. Mary Lou was family and we all loved her. She lived a long life and was a wonderful person.
  • Gloria Robinson

    on 10/10/16

    Mary Lou was a sweet wonderful person! Her and my mom, Edna Creveling were life long friends, and it was always a pleasure to visit with her. I am sorry for the family's loss and I will keep ya'll in my prayers during this difficult time. Sincerely, Gloria Creveling Robinson
  • Larry Barnes

    on 10/26/16

    My condolences to Mary Lou's family and friends. She was a wonderful person and I always referred to her as the Mother of PFC! She was our 1st employee. We shared many good (and crazy) times during our early years. She would be so happy seeing the Cubs in the World Series. Sorry we'll miss the services.

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