Thursday, September 20, 2012

Emma Alvira (Dickens) Perkins 1902-1985

Emma Alvira Perkins was born in Maries County, Missouri on July 29, 1902 the daughter of Charles and Hattie Scott Dickens and passed away suddenly on Saturday, December 28, 1985.  She had attained the age of 83 years.

She was united in marriage to Bryan Perkins and unto this union 2 sons and 2 daughters were born.  Bryan preceded her on February 14, 1985.

Emma is survived by her 2 sons, Donald of Dixon and Robert of Devine, Texas; 2 daughters, Ethel Merideth of Leavenworth, Kansas and Audrey Beck of Omaha, Nebraska; 1 brother Garrett Dickens of Cuba, 1 sister Jessie Lindner of Warrenton; 9 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 1 grandson Mark, 6 brothers, Floyd, Lonnie, Earl, Clyde, Russell and Roy, and 3 sisters, Bertha Hughes, Dollie Dickens and 1 infant.

She was a member of the Dixon Church of Christ approximately 20 years, having been baptized at age 21 in the First Christian Church.  She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services were held in the Long Chapel on Tuesday, December 31, 1985 at 2:00 p.m. with Charles Pitts officiating.  Burial was in the Dixon Cemetery.  Church of Christ Choir sang Beautiful Isle of Somewhere and The Old Rugged Cross.  Serving as her pallbearers were Herbert and Dean Perkins, Cheryl Tyberendt, Linda Wallingford, Kay Howarter, Phyllis Fischer and Gary Ramsey and Ronald Beck.

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