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Anita J. "Jadie" Adkins, 79, of Palatka, Fla.,formerly of Wayne, W.Va. and Ashland, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, in North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville, following an extended illness.
She was born July 18, 1937, in Wayne, W.Va., to the late Welston "Pete" Smith and Patsy Maynard Smith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, William Tolbert "Tob" Adkins and Glen Gilbert; a grandson, James Ian McGrath; her youngest daughter, Patricia Pete "Petie" Gilbert of Hawthorne, Fla., who passed away Jan. 13, 2017.
Before moving to Palatka, Jadie spent most of her professional life in the banking and finance business in Wayne, Huntington, W.Va., and Ashland. She retired from National City Bank in Ashland.
Jadie is survived by one daughter, Jean Ann "Cricket" (Paul) Augevich of Wythville, Va.; a granddaughter, Kadie K. (Dake) Schmidt of Kodiak, Alaska; a grandson, Seth Weston (Jessica) Walsh of Bland, Va.; a great-granddaughter, Haven Walsh; a great-grandson, Weston McGrath of New Port Richey, Fla.; baby Walsh due in June; a special aunt, Seay Hess; and a cousin "Little Sister" Lexa (Stan) Carr of St. Charles, Mo.
In keeping with her wishes, a memorial service will be at a later date. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Wayne.
Memorial contributions may be made to Oak Ridge Chapel, P.O. Box 975, Interlachen, FL 32148 or Haven Hospice House - Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177.
Masters Funeral Home in Palatka is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to themastersfuneralhomes.com.
Published on January 13, 2017
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