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CAROL ANN ATKINS
Crown Point, Ind.
Carol Ann Atkins (nee Clingan) was born on Sept. 7, 1945, in Fairfield, Iowa. After 76 years of a blessed, wonderful, loving life, Carol passed away on Nov. 19, 2021, surrounded by her family after a long courageous fight with breast cancer.
Carol is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, William Atkins; her children, Tiffany (Todd) Palmer and Hunter (Tiffany) Atkins; grandchildren, Dalton Mudd, Austin Atkins, Aubrey Atkins and Giana Palmer; special grandson, Antwan Davis; great-grandson, Brady Mudd; and brothers, Daryl Clingan, Stanley Clingan, Bruce Burgher and Wade Burgher.
She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Charles and Marjorie Clingan; father, Henry Burgher; and brother, Bing Anders.
Carol worked for McGraw Hill Construction News snService, Dodge Reports for 36 years. She was passionate about her faith, singing, playing the trumpet and spending time with her beloved family. She was a member of Highland Presbyterian Church and served as children's choir director, assistant director of the adult choir and served as deacon. She met her beloved husband at Parsons College, where she attended on a music scholarship, and they have been in love ever since. Carol was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Carol was most happy when gathered with her family. She enjoyed her winter months in Florida, especially when her children and grandchildren came to visit. Carol was a blessing to everyone's life around her, she will be greatly missed and loved and cherished forever.
There will be a showing for family and friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, at Geisen Funeral, Cremation & Reception Centre, 606 E. 113th Ave., Crown Point, IN 46307. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, at the funeral home. An intimate burial to follow.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society. Visit Carol's online guest book at www.GeisenFuneralHome.com, (219) 663-2500.