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Edith R. Wilkins, 89, of Washington, passed away June 12, 2017. Born Dec. 30, 1927, in Mellrichstadt, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Anton and Lina (Starkloff) Duenisch.
She graduated from high school and beauty college in Germany. She married James F. Wilkins, who preceded her in death. Edith was a member of The First Baptist Church in Washington. She worked as a hairdresser for more than 60 years.
She is survived by her sons, Robert H. (Treena) Wilkins and John D. (Nancy) Wilkins; grandchildren Collin Wilkins, Daniel (Liz) Wilkins, Marcus Wilkins, Thomas Wilkins, Amber (John) Jackson and Ashley Jackson; great-grandchildren Ava Jackson, Leah Jackson and Willow Wilkins. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two brothers.
A memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Gill Funeral Home. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Sugarland Memory Gardens. Online condolences may be made at www.gillsince1872.com
Published on June 20, 2017
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