Patricia A. Elkins

Patricia A. Elkins, 75, of Melbourne, FL, and having family members in Huntington, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at her home in Florida.

Mrs. Elkins was a homemaker.

She was born Feb. 8, 1933 in Mt. Vernon, OH. She married George J. Elkins, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include five sons, John Elkins, Douglas (Barbara) Elkins, George (Julie) Elkins, and Ricky Elkins, all of Fort Wayne, and James (Rene) Elkins, of Hanceville, AL; three daughters, Kathi Elkins, of Melbourne, FL, Debbie (Duane) Ahrens, of Ocean Springs, MS, and Pamela (Patrick) Yeater, of Huntington; five brothers, Richard Booth, John Booth, David Booth, Roger Booth, and Thomas Booth, all of Ohio; four sisters, Sandra Cunningham, Jean Snow and Nancy Kent, all of Ohio, and Sue Bunn, of Florida; 24 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial will be at Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne.

Preferred memorials are gifts to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana or to a hospice of the donor's choice.