Marion Shelby Jean Atkins, 73, passed away on Monday, November 2, 2009 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Shelby was born September 21, 1936 in Toler, Kentucky the daughter of Leslie & Maude (Hamilton) Hunley. She married Paul D. Atkins on April 16, 1954 in Turkey Creek, Kentucky and together they shared over 53 years of marriage until his death on February 15, 2008.
She was a homemaker, Shelby had worked at Burger Chef and Hardees in Marion, where she had retired.
Daughter Paula Kaye Hutchins and husband Steven of Carterville
Son Doug E. Atkins and wife Sandi of Goreville
Daughter Patricia A. Gwodzik and husband Robert of Johnston City
Grandchild Jonah Atkins
Grandchild Jacob Atkins
Grandchild Gabriel Atkins
Grandchild Justin Gass
Grandchild Garrett Gass
Grandchild Shelby Atkins
Grandchild Dalton Gwodzik
Grandchild Mikaila Gwodzik
Grandchild Heather Hutchins
Grandchild Jamie Hutchins
Grandchild Lacey Hutchins
Brother Ralph Hunley and wife Imogene of Toler, Kentucky
Brother in law Harrison Hackney of Toler, Kentucky
Brother in law Oscar T. Atkins of Turkey Creek, Kentucky
Brother in law James Rhodes of Ypsilanti, Michigan
Several Nieces and Nephews
Preceded by her Parents, Husband , Five Sisters Alma English, Audrey Rhodes, Wilba Hackney, Barbara Hunley and Betty Hunley
Funeral services will be Friday, November 6, 2009 at 10 A.M. at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Scott Kelly officiating. Entombment will follow in East Lawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5 8 P.M. at the funeral home.
For those who prefer memorials may be made to VNA/TIP Hospice. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, Illinois 62959.