Erma Adkins
                              March 14, 1926 -- June 12, 2013

Erma Adkins, 87, of Shipshewana, died at 10:45 pm, on Wednesday, June 12,
at Millers Merry Manor, LaGrange, after a brief stay. She was born on March
14, 1926, in Wayne, WV, to Joe and Nancy (Gilkerson) Bradshaw. On January
23, 1944 she married Nolice Adkins, he died December 9, 1968. Surviving are
seven daughters, Connie (Herbert) Lambert of Chesapeake, OH, Nora Adkins
of White Pigeon, MI, Nancy Adkins of Wayne, WV, Brenda Adkins of
Shipshewana, Bernice Wagner of Culloden, WV, Edna Adkins and Lynn
(Mike) Conklin both of Shipshewana; four sisters, Lou McCallister of Wayne,
WV, Ruby Nicely of Wayne, WV, Armilda Adkins of Huntington, WV, Wanda
Bradshaw of Wayne, WV. She was preceded in death by her husband,
parents, son, Herman Adkins, granddaughter, Denise Adkins-King, five
brothers, Paul Gilkerson, Okey, Homer, Johny and Charley Bradshaw. She
was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Shipshewana and a very
compassionate woman opening her door to everyone. Visitation will be from
12:00- 2:00 pm on Monday June 17, followed by a funeral service at 2:00 pm
at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street Middlebury. Burial will
be in Scott Cemetery, Shipshewana.

                          Current Online Condolences
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My deepest sympathy goes out to all the Family of Erma Adkins. She was a
sweet, loving, kindhearted lady. I especially want to express my sorrow to my
wife. Erma raised a beautiful lady in my wife and I love her for that. Thank you,
Erma for molding Glenna and Jessica into the wonderful women and mothers
that they are.   Rest in peace
From:  Eric Root

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Erma (Ermie) Adkins died day before yesterday, Her, Nolice and all the kids
were our next door neighbors on Millers Fork for a lot of years. I’ll never
forget one day when I was being a typical kid and was filling balloons up with
natural gas and letting them loose and then shooting them with my 410, they
were drifting over her house and shot was raining down on her roof. I never
saw her so mad, she came flying out the door and told me in no uncertain
terms she was going to whip my butt if I made a hole in her roof. The reason
that stood out was she was the most kindhearted person you could ever
meet and never raised her voice to anyone. She’ll be missed.
From:  Greg Nelson
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The best grandma and anyone could ask for the best most kindhearted
person anyone could meet, I am sad and will miss her very much she was an
angel on earth now and she’s an angel in heaven, I love you granny and will
never forget all the great memories and life lessons you have taught me. You
helped so many people in your lifetime and such an inspiration to many,
because of you I always try to be the best I can. Miss you granny and love
you always
From:  Terri Lea Steiner