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ATKINS, Worth Elmer


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Date: 10/9/2018 at 05:43:10

Worth E. Atkins

Worth Elmer Atkins passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 2:30 after being in the hospital less than a week. His death was unexpected as he had gone to the A.T. and Santa Fe Hospital at Topeka, Kansas for treatment and observation.

The son of William E. and Clara Haney Atkins, he was born Feb. 2, 1898, south of Milton, Iowa. He grew to manhood there attending the country school of Union and then to the Milton High School after which he attended the Ft. Madison Business College, graduating and starting to work for the Santa Fe Railroad at Chillicothe, Ill., then transferred to Chicago. When the shops closed there he was sent to Ft. Madison, Iowa where he worked until he retired, as train dispatcher.

He married Ruth Boegner in April 1923. She passed away Feb. 9, 1972. One daughter, Mary Ann, was born to this union.

He was a member of the Milton Christian Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, mother and father and two brothers.

He leaves to mourn his death, his daughter, Mary Ann, a nurse in Chicago; one sister, Mrs. Naomi Carpenter of Milton; many nieces and nephews, as well as a host of friends.

Wherever Worth went he made lasting friends. he was a very talented person. He loved to paint and recently wrote a book on the founding of the City of Milton, expecially the Holland addition.

The funeral service was held Saturday, Nov. 4 at 1:30 P.M. at the Barr Memorial Chapel in Ft. Madison conducted by the Rev. Robert Rotgers. Burial was in the Oakland Cemetery in Ft. Madison.

Source: "Slutts Book", Pg. 66, Keosauqua Public Library, Keosauqua, IA


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