ADKINS, Mary Margaret, 82, passed away Monday, February 23, 2009, in Avon Park, Fla. She was born in Scottburg, Ind., to Luther and Pearl (Miller) Nealis. She was a missionary for 40 years. She served as a missionary in Kenya and Tanzania, she was very active in the production and development of Church School Literature in several African languages. She had been a resident of Avon Park since 1999, coming from Indianapolis, Ind., and she was a member of Community Bible Church. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Richard Adkins of Avon Park; sons, Doug Adkins (Lynn) of Middleville, Mich., and Michael Adkins (Janet) of Kenya, Africa; daughter, Judi Braunschweiger (Brian) of Pineville, N.C.; and 12 grand-children. Visitation will take place 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, February 25, 2009, at the Community Bible Church, 1400 CR 17A N., Avon Park, Fla., with service following at 4 p.m., with Pastor Don Seymore officiating. Burial will be at Bougainvillea Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the World Gospel Mission, P.O. Box 948, Marion, IN 46952. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home - Avon Park
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Published in TBO.com on Feb. 25, 2009