Loretta P. Atkinson

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Loretta P. Atkinson, 88, formerly of Nevada, passed away Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at The Gardens at Berry Road in Kansas City, Mo. Loretta was born June 17, 1926, in Sarcoxie, Mo., to Jay Elliott Knowles and Opal Crystal Carder Knowles. She was united in marriage to John M. Atkinson on Aug. 15, 1959, and he survives of the home.

Loretta came to live in Nevada with her family at a young age. She attended school in Nevada, graduating from Nevada High School Class of 1943. She then worked as a clerk in Magistrate Court for more than 20 years, until her retirement. Loretta attended the First Christian Church in Nevada. She was a past member of LARE'S Club, loved to play bridge, and also enjoyed spending time traveling, fishing, and reading books.

In addition to her husband, John, survivors include her children, Janet Ann Jordan, Winterville, N.C., Vicki Lynn Wright and her husband, Ed, Lincolnshire, Ill., Brian Atkinson and his wife, Kristin, Parkville, Mo., and Brent Atkinson and his wife, Lori, Kansas City, Mo.; grandchildren, Meghan Frutiger, Carder Frutiger, Rachel Wright, Andrew Wright, Lauren St. John, Stephanie Atkinson, Samantha Atkinson and Liam Atkinson; and two great-grandchildren, Addison Frutiger and Willet St. John.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24, at First Christian Church, in Nevada, with the Rev. Bill Platt officiating. Interment will follow in the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9 to 10 a.m., Wednesday, prior to the service.

Contributions may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association in care of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

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