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Highland Memory Gardens
Monday September 27th, 2021

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Phyllis Adkins

The family of Phyllis (née Dillon) Adkins is sad to announce her passing on September 20, 2021. Phyllis dedicated her life to education and the service to others. She started the first kindergarten and taught for almost 40 years. She then served on the board of education for another 20 years including several as president. Her community contributions included Christmas in the Park, Coal Field Jamboree, Civil War reenactment and many others. Phyllis also was involved in many local and state political races. She counted among her friends governors, senators, and representatives. She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Burnett (Robert), grandsons Scott McDowell (Susan) and Logan Adkins, sister Sue, brother Joe, and special niece Susie. She was preceded in death by son Rodney, brother Jack, and sister Ann. A family only graveside service will be held at Highland Memory Gardens on Monday September 27th at 10am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to: Children’s Home Society and in the memo, section please write We Can program of Logan. Online condolences may be left at www.jamesfh.com Arrangements have been entrusted to Akers-James Funeral Home, Logan, WV

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Words aren't enough to describe what a wonderful person Phyllis was. Not only a great preschool teacher but such a caring heart. She is missed

Conda Bates Feb 13 2022 9:34 AM