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Bessie Elkins

September 5, 1922 — April 6, 2017

Mrs. Bessie Clara Elkins, age 94 of Hardin, KY died on Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Lake Way Nursing & Rehabilitation in Benton, KY. Born Tuesday, September 5, 1922 in Calloway County, KY she was a homemaker and a member of Union Hill Church of Christ.

Mrs. Elkins is survived by her two sons, Charles Elkins and the late Susan Elkins of Benton, KY and Steve Elkins, wife Shelia of Benton, KY; daughter Renee Fralicx and the late Nelson Fralicx of Benton, KY; 10 grandchildren, Keith Elkins, Melinda Hendley and her husband Rick, Stephanie Wood and her husband Michael, Eric Elkins and his wife Kim, Jackie Van Waters and her husband Jake, John Allen Elkins, Trent Fralicx and his wife Ashley, Tiffany Griffith and her husband Brian, Trista Lovett and her husband Derrick and Tyler Fralicx and his wife Aundrea; 19 great-grandchildren, Dalton Elkins, Taylor Hendley and his wife Kayla, Hayden Hendley, Sophie Hendley, Will Wood, Wyatt Wood, Wayd Wood, Waylon Wood, McKenzie Elkins, Morgan Elkins, Ellie Elkins, Annie Van Waters, Sydnie Fralicx, Brooke Fralicx, Camden Higdon, Lydia Fralicx, Addi Griffith, Tyson Griffith and Easton Lovett; and one great-great-grandchild, Harper Hendley.

Mrs. Elkins was preceded in death by her husband John E. Elkins and three sisters, Agnes Johnston, Mavis Young, and Lela Doughtery. Her parents were the late Edgar and Lucy (Wyatt) Nanney.

Funeral services will be at 3:00 PM on Sunday April 9, 2017 in the chapel of the Collier Funeral Home with Josh Herndon and David Hendrickson officiating. Burial will follow in Murray Memorial Gardens, Murray, KY.

Visititation will be held between the hours of 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM on Saturday April 8, 2017 at Collier Funeral Home, 211 W 5th St, Benton, KY 42025.

Memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer's Association Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter, Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchmans Ln Ste 401, Louisville, KY 40205-3284.

Service Details

Sunday, April 9th, 2017 3:00pm, Collier Funeral Home

Interment Details

Murray Memorial Gardens

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