Lois Jeanne Wilkins


February 2, 2011 - 12:00 AM

Lois “Jeanne” Wilkins, 81, Iola, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at Allen County Hospital.
She was born in Lyndon on Dec. 6, 1929, the daughter of Clark and Lillian (Dreyer) Strahl. She graduated from Burlington High School and attended Neosho County Community College.
She was united in marriage to Warren H. “Lee” Wilkins in June, 1951, at the Christian Church in Iola. He preceded her in death on May 22, 1995.
She was a certified public accountant, who along with her husband, owned and operated Wilkins & Wilkins Accounting Firm in Chanute until their retirement. They later opened the L.J. Wilkins Public Accountant office.
She is survived by three sons, James Anthony Wilkins and John Gritton Wilkins, both of Gas, and Walter J. Lacey, Jr., Chanute; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Richard “Dick” Strahl.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, at the Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel in Chanute. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 7 at the funeral home.
Memorials in her name may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice and may be left with the funeral home, which is in charge of arrangements.
To leave a message for the family online, visit www.PenwellGabel-Chanute.com.

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