Gloria M. Adkins (1926 - 2012)

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Gloria M. Adkins

Delmar—Gloria M. Adkins, 85, of Delmar, died Monday, November 5, 2012 at Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born in Crisfield on November 10, 1926, a daughter of the late Ural and Helen Carey.

Gloria worked for a number of years as a clerk in medical records at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. More recently she worked as a clerk for the Town of Delmar, a job she truly loved. She was a life member of the Delmar VFW Post 8276 Ladies Auxiliary and the Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. In her younger years she enjoyed bowling and was a member of several bowling leagues. She also enjoyed caring for her rose bushes and playing shuffleboard.

She is survived by 2 sons, Phillip C. Childress (Sally) of Seaford and Bryan E. Adkins (Twila) of Salisbury; 6 grandchildren, David Childress, Ashley Adkins, Sara Adkins, Anne Childress, Lane Stutzman and Chad Stutzman; and 2 great grandchildren, Lillian and Evan. She is also survived by 2 sisters, Sandy Barone (Frank) of Salisbury and Jean Hall (Roger) of North Carolina and several nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 10:00 to 12:00 at Short Funeral Home in Delmar. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. at Melson's Cemetery in Delmar.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Delmar Fire Department, P.O. Box 143, Delmar, DE 19940.

Arrangements are being handled by Short Funeral Home of Delmar. To send online condolences to the family, please visit

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Published in The Daily Times on Nov. 7, 2012
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