Reba Adkins

Date of Death: 12-29-2018
Burial: Goss Cemetery
Funeral Service : 01-02-2019

Reba Adkins

Reba Jean Adkins of Smithville, MO passed away, Saturday, December 29, 2018.

Reba Jean Adkins was a loving sister, wife, mother and Nana. She was born in Berryville, Arkansas to Lee Andrew and Claudine Sparks. She was second in line of five children.

Reba married Franklin Otis Adkins on Christmas Eve 1952 in Berryville, Arkansas.Their three sons joined them in the 50s, Dennis, Steve, and Douglas. 

Reba loved life and her grandchildren: Sean Alexander, Emily Trevillyan, Chad Adkins, Alicia Adkins, Colby Adkins, Abbi Caribardi, & Ciera Adkins. She has nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandsons. And she so loved her daughters-in-law, Joy Adkins & Laura Adkins. She is also survived by her sister Joyce Fultz and husband Gerald; brother Howard Sparks and wife Donna; sister-in-law, Rose Sparks; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Frank, her son Douglas, her sister Mary and her brother Jack. 

Frank & Reba shared a love of golf, travel & exploring. Reba traveled to Europe 5 times, to Mexico & the Caribbean. She reached her lifelong goal of visiting all 50 states a few years back.Reba enjoyed three distinct careers over the years, Physical Therapy Aide, Beautician, and for the last 15+ years as a local real estate agent. She was also a Master Gardener Emeritus and had a love of quilting. She was very involved in her church as a teacher for many years and had a true love of the scriptures.

She was always there for her family and will be so dearly missed and always remembered by each one of them. 

 Funeral Service: 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 2nd at Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Smithville, MO with visitation from 12:00-2:00 p.m. prior to the service.

Burial: Goss Cemetery

Donations: Goss Cemetery, North Kansas City Hospice, or Trimble Baptist Church.


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