Eunice Ann Atkins, 89, Lansing, Kan., a former Stevens Point resident, died Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Twin Oaks Rehabilitation Center in Lansing, Kan., eight days after celebrating her 89th birthday.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, June 14, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Leavenworth, with the Revs. David McEvoy, O.Carm., and Bill McEvoy concelebrating. Burial was in Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth, Kan.
Visitation was at Belden-Larkin Funeral Home Friday, June 13.
Memorials may be directed to Xavier Catholic School in Leavenworth, Kan.
Condolences may be offered online at www.beldenlarkin.com.
Mrs. Atkins was born May 28, 1925, in Merrill, a daughter of the late Joseph F. and Olive (Servatius) Kraus. She was raised in Stevens Point.
She was married to Robert A. Atkins Dec. 29, 1947, at Camp Campbell, Ky.
After traveling the world as an Army wife, she lived the last 50 years of her life in Leavenworth.
She spent more than 40 years volunteering with the Girl Scouts of America. She earned the Thanks Badge, the highest Girl Scout honor bestowed on adult volunteers for ongoing commitment, leadership and service that benefited the entire Girl Scout Organization. She also earned the St. Anne Award.
She spent more than 30 years volunteering in many capacities at Immaculate Conception and Xavier Catholic schools.
Survivors include her husband, Robert; five daughters, Carole Suzanne (Eddie Wong) Atkins, Honolulu, Hawaii, Sister Kathy Atkins, SCL, Kansas City, Kan., Debbie Reilly, Leavenworth, Kan., Sandy (Kenny) Wallace, Lynchburg, Va., and Nancy Fairchild, Litchfield Park, Ariz.; three sons, Robert Jr. (Jeana), Grand Junction, Colo., Michael (Mako Shimoda), Niwot, Colo., and Patrick (Denise), Lansing, Kan.; two sisters, Rosie Sheldon, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Carol (Jim) Vanden Heuval, Appleton; one brother, Dave Kraus, Phoenix, Ariz.; 26 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, James, Joe and Roy Kraus.