Irene Adkins, (nee Marlowe), age 86, was a resident of Grayslake, IL and formerly of Wauconda and Island Lake for many years.
Irene was the devoted wife of 50 years of the late J.B.; the loving mother of Kenneth Wayne (Christine) and Dennis (Elaine); cherished grandmother of Eric (April) Adkins, Tamra (Tony) Losinger, Carey (Joseph) Ketchum and Dennis Bryan Adkins; proud great grandmother of 8; devoted daughter of the late Thomas and Alice Marlowe; fond sister of Betty Webber, James Marlowe and the late Virgil "Dusty" Marlowe and Christine Jones. She was the dear aunt and great aunt to many with whom she had cultivated special relationships.
Irene was born April 26, 1926, in Whitesburg, KY and was touched by God's Angel and escorted to her heavenly home on November 7, 2012.
Irene led an exemplary life steeped in Christian Faith by reading and being guided by the Holy Scriptures.
You are loved and will be greatly missed. For you Mom, we close with these final words; II Corinthians 4:18--So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Visitation will be Friday, November 9, 2012, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Kisselburg-Wauconda Funeral Home 235 N. Main St., Wauconda, IL. On Saturday, the funeral will be at 9:00 AM at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Wauconda Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to charity of donor's choice.