Dewitt Obits

Lena O. Perkins of Sullivan

Lena O. Perkins, 91, Sullivan, passed away at 11:50 a.m. Wednesday (June 12, 2013) at Aspen Creek, Sullivan.

Her graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, with the Rev. Don Ferrill officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan. Memorials may be made to Aspen Creek, 411 N. West St., Sullivan, IL 61951.

Lena was born Oct. 11, 1921, in Clinton, the daughter of Claude and Mary Ruth Diss Hoge. She married John Perkins Jr. on Feb. 6, 1940, in Palmyra, Mo. He preceded her in death March 3, 2011.

Lena is survived by her sons, John F. (Carol) Perkins, Springfield; Mike (Carolyn) Perkins, Clinton; Jim (Paula) Perkins, Sullivan; and Jeff (Pam) Perkins, Flanagan; daughters, Marcia (Howard) Owens and Connie (Cliff) Dobbs, both of Sullivan; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one stepgrandchild; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; sister, Margaret McCool; and one grandson, Spencer Perkins.