Aden Basil Adkins, 76

Aden Basil Adkins, 76, a lifetime resident of Somerset, died at 12:32 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 18 at Wabash County Hospital. He was born to the late Basil Adkins and Dorothy (Prickett) Felabom on Jan. 25, 1938 in Marion.

Aden married Helen I. Atkinson on Sept. 11, 1956; she survives. He was a self-employed truck driver and hauler.

He is also survived by two sons, Gary Adkins of Somerset and Charles Adkins of Somerset; daughter, Sandra Adkins of Somerset; brother, Charles Eldon Adkins (Aida) of El Paso, Texas; sister, Vivian Good (Richard) of North Manchester; sister-in-law, Kim Adkins; four grandchildren, Michael Gordon (Nicki) of Roann, Michael Vandermark (Ashley) of LaFontaine, Justin Adkins (Donyell) of Somerset, and Adrien Schenkel (Travis) of Huntington; eight great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother and grandson. 

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22 at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue in Wabash with Pastor Jim Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Mississinewa Cemetery in Somerset.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are directed to Somerset Lions Club in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Posted on 2015 Jan 21