ELKINS, Dewey Lee
Of Cooper Twp.
Passed away on April 6, 2007 at his home. Dewey was born on September 1, 1930 in Jenkins, MO, the son of Jesse T. and Irene (McCubbin) Elkins. Dewey married the love of his life, Zella Klutts on October 14, 1949, who preceded him in death on May 16, 2006. Dewey worked for James River for 38 years. He was a member of the Kalamazoo Rod and Gun Club. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Dewey is survived by four children, Sue (Ron) Austin, Barb Gray, Sandra (Jim) Florentino and Richard (Kecia) Elkins; six grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; three siblings, Bob (Evelyn) Elkins, Sue (Ray) Bensinger and Larry Elkins and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received today from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at
4100 S. Westnedge - 343-6156
where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at 2:00 PM. Reverend Dan Minor, officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kalamazoo Nature Center.
Published in the Kalamazoo Gazette on 4/10/2007. (Posted by a VOLUNTEER-NO family connection)