Ellen Adkins, 90

Ellen C. Adkins, 90, of Wabash, formerly of rural North Manchester, died at 7:50 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, at Autumn Ridge Rehabilitation Center in Wabash. 

She was born June 25, 1928, in Cloverdale, to Russell Sr. and Mary (Denney) Cagle.

Ellen married William D. Adkins in Indianapolis, Indiana on Feb. 18, 1949; he died March 27, 2007. She was a homemaker, and enjoyed raising and showing poodles.  She loved ponies, calves, and caring for the chickens. Ellen was an excellent cook. She loved Pacers basketball, being a grandmother and caring for her husband.

She is survived by three children, Julie Harrigan of Cape Coral, Fla., Jerry (Kathy) Adkins of Thorntown, and Tim (Patty) Adkins of Silver Lake; six grandchildren, Angela Worth of North Bethesda, Md., Coyle H. O'Neal of Cape Coral, Jeannette Adkins of Greencastle, Christina Zook of Roanoke, Mari Adkins and William Adkins, both of Silver Lake; nine great-grandchildren, and a great-great-granddaughter. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents.

There will be a memorial service at her son Tim's home at a later date. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, North Manchester.

Preferred memorial is Animal Shelter of Wabash County.

The memorial guest book for Ellen may be signed at

Posted on 2019 Jan 17