Leonard Franklin Perkins, 75, a resident of the Noxie, Okla. community, died yesterday afternoon in Coffeyville Memorial Hospital. He had been in critical condition since admission following a cerebral hemorrhage last Thursday.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Ford chapel, with Rev. Willard Whicker, paster of the Pleasant Valley Church, officiating. Burial will be in Robbins Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Jim Perkins, Kansas City, Mo., Joe McGuire, Jefferson, Tell O. Ford, Clarence Brinker, Lauren Smith and Charles Claypool.
Perkins, who moved to the Noxie vicinity in 1919 from Illinois, was born in Jasper County, Ill. oct. 24, 1887. His parents were the late John Thomas and Margaret Ellen Perkins. He was employed by the New York Central Railway Co. On Dec. 27, 1913 at Charleston, Ill., he married Pearl Shook. He was a teamster at the Ozark Smelting & Mining Co. while farming and lived in Coffeyville for a time before moving back to the Noxie vicinity, in 1930. He was an early-day member of the Christian Church in Illinois.
Survivors include his wife of the home; four sons, Ralph, Kansas City, Mo., Stanley and Jack, Route 1, and Charles, Jefferson; two brothers, Harry, South Coffeyville, Guy, Caney; four sisters Mrs. C. H. Zimmer, Route 1, Mrs. W. M. Thurston, Rifle, Colo.; Mrs. Eva Shorter, 1408 W 5th and Mrs. Armel Baker, Cairo, Mo.; 20 gradchildren and three great-grandchildren.
|Contributed by Vivian Brinker|