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June Atkins

June Atkins, 77

JUNE L. ATKINS··A memorial service will be held at a later date for June L. Anderson Atkins, 77, Oley, who died July 19, 2000 at the Berkshire Center, 5501 Perkiomen Ave., Exeter Township, where she had been a patient. ··She was born in Reiffton and was the wife of George T. Atkins for 45 years. ··Atkins was a graduate of the Reading Hospital School of Nursing and worked at several hospitals before joining the U.S. Navy as an RN. She served at various Naval Hospitals both in the U.S. and overseas and is a Korean War Veteran. She resigned from the Navy as a Lieutenant USN (RN) to become a homemaker. ··She was vice president and board member of the Reading Box Co. Inc. ··A member of St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, Douglassville, she was a Sunday school teacher for many years. ··She belonged to many organizations including the American Legion, Oley Post 878, Historical Society of Berks County, serving for several years as a Docent. She was also vice president of Youth Education Valley Forge Chapter of Freedoms Foundation, for many years. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children, Lance Atkins, Sinking Springs, Jennifer L. (Atkins) Lehr, Sinking Springs and Brent Atkins, Exeter Township, eight grandchildren and four sisters. ·Atkins body is being donated to medical research for study of Vascular Dementia and Lyme Disease from which she died. ··In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Historical Society of Berks County, 940 Center Ave., Reading, PA 19601

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