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Geraldine Fields Adkins

Geraldine Adkins 84, passed away peacefully on 1/9/2021.  She was born on August 2, 1936 in Maysville, Kentucky to Virginia Hamm Ritchey and Elbert Ritchey. She married Paul Adkins on March 14th of 1953 who preceded her in death on December 1st of 2020. She was also preceded in death by her sister Elberta Ann; and sons Paul Bruce and Darrell Blake Adkins. 

Her friends and family referred to her as Geri and her grandchildren affectionately called her Jamma. She had an abounding love for her family. She filled her time with family adventures, picnics, camping, hikes, and explorations. 

She spent most of her time caring for her children, and worked as a Nanny in her later years. While in Ohio she owned and operated a Health Food Store in Hilliard and taught cooking classes.

Family visits with her in North Carolina were filled with hikes to every landmark in the area and trips to the Biltmore. Over the years she traveled with her husband Paul across the US, Canada, and Mexico. They resided in Ohio, California, Florida, North Carolina, Missouri, and winters at Myrtle Beach. She made many friends that she kept in contact with throughout her life. She was loved by many and will be dearly missed.

Geri is survived by her sister Wenona Jane Hartman, and her brother and his wife Bob and Beverly Morris; her daughters and their husbands, Crystal and Fred Kell, Cindy and Ron Pittwood, and her son Matt Adkins along with his fiancé Judy Morris; her grandchildren Nicole Schwartz, Ian Pittwood, Bradley Kell, Andrea Richey, Joseph Kell, Jessica Turner, Paul Adkins, and Grant Adkins; and great-grandchildren Chloe and Benji Kell, Claire and Chandler Richey, and Jackson and Savannah Turner. Also, survived by Jason and Adam Valenstein that she loved like her own.



  1. Jason Valenstein on January 22, 2021 at 9:09 am

    We love and miss you Geri. We are grateful to have been blessed with your influence in our lives.
    Jason, Hilary, Maggie, Henry

  2. Hilary Elgart, mother of Jason and Adam on January 22, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    Geri, my sweet Angel, you were sent to us by God. You came at the perfect time to give us an abundance of love, patience, understanding and your unique nurturing care. We miss you so! However, we take great comfort in the knowledge that you are at home with the rest of the angels in heaven! Praise God for you! Love, Hilary

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