Vernice Pauline Adkisson, 93, was born on July 28, 1918 to Lewis and Hazel (Baker) Adams in Worth county, Missouri. She departed this life on October 4, 2011 at the Health Care Center in Mount Ayr, Iowa.
Pauline was raised on the family farm, one of 10 children, and attended school in Worth county, Benton and graduated from the Redding high school. One of her highlights during school was winning a singing contest with her sister. They were to go on to state competition but did not get to go as her father was in an accident and was unable to take them.
On September 7, 1940 Pauline was married to Cecil Adkisson in Creston, Iowa. They raised two children, Luella and Ronald.
Pauline was a housewife who also did babysitting and did housekeeping at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center and the Clinton Motel. In her free time she enjoyed gardening, embroidery and raising chickens, lambs, pigs and calves.
Preceding Pauline in death were her parents; husband, Cecil; son, Ronald; brothers, Gene, Russell, Raleigh and Doyle, and sisters, Genevieve Page, Bernadine Hribal, Lillian Skinner and Nola Swietlik.
Survivors include her daughter, Luella Adkisson of Mount Ayr, Iowa; brother, Delbert Adams of Creston, Iowa; brother-in-law, Willard Skinner of Omaha, Arkansas; sisters-in-law, Leola Adams of Mount Ayr, Iowa and Renabelle Adams of Knoxville, Iowa, and a host of nieces and nephews.
A memorial fund has been established in her name.
Services were held at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr on Saturday, October 8, 2011, with Rev. Charles Weiman officiating. Musicians were Nancy Sackett and Rev. Charles Weiman.
Casket bearers included Joseph Hribal, Scott Bohanan, Ron Church, Steven Swietlik, David Zollman and Donald Zollman.
Pauline was laid at rest in the Benton Cemetery in Benton, Iowa.