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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 8:06 PM

May 15, 1941-May 27, 2014

LIMA — Patricia Ann (Ambose) Wallen Adkins, 73, of Lima died at 9:26 a.m. Tuesday at her daughter’s residence.

She was born May 15, 1941, in Elida and adopted by Lawerence and Vista Ambos, who preceded her in death.

She married Leroy Adkins, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include two sons, Don (Amy Murphy) Wallen of Lima and Danny Wallen of Delphos; two daughters, Kathy Gilbert of Delphos and Jana Wallen of Lima; four half-sisters, Sally Marshal and Bonnie Meeks, both of Lima, and Debbie Stemen and Sarah Stemen, both of Michigan; a brother, Steven (Susan) Stemen of Michigan; two half-brothers, Gary Meeks and Lonnie Meeks, both of Lima; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a significant other, John Boroff of Delphos.

She was also preceded in death by two sons, Gary and Frank Wallen; a daughter, Julie Wallen; a half-brother, George Meeks; and two sisters, Margaret Williams and Delores Stemen.

She had worked as a home health aide and was also a homemaker.

She was a member of the Delphos Wesleyan Church and enjoyed playing cards, bingo and the piano. She also enjoyed writing poetry.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home in Delphos. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Lima.

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today and an hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Association.

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