Mrs. Elkins passed away Sunday, May 2, 2010 at her residence in Cadiz.
She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was also a member of Cumberland Shores Homemakers.
She is survived by her two daughters and son-in-;aw, Linda Padgett-Perreca of Madison Heights, Mich., and Jeanne and Kim Debaldo of Madison Heights, Mich.; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Karin Elkins of Royal Oak, Mich., and Tim and Connie Elkins of Davison, Mich.; two sisters, Lavonne Upton of Clarkston, Mich. and Lanette DiPirro of Au Train, Mich.; two brothers, Milton Upton of Escondido, Calif., and Nat Upton of Plano, Texas; 10 grandchildren, Michelle Padgett, Matthew Elkins, Michael Elkins, Maurice Elkins, Jessica Elkins, Kristina Elkins, Amy Laessle, Amanda Dabaldo, Andrew Elkins and Alison Elkins; and nine great-grandchildren, Austin Canter, Jonathan Elkins, Taylor Elkins, Brianna Elkins, Conner Elkins, Keira Elkins, Katie Elkins, Elliot Laessle and Miles Laessle.
She was preceded in death by her father, Nathaniel Kidd Upton, Sr., mother Martha Evelyn (Ward) Upton, husband Kenneth James Elkins, granddaughter Meghan Elkins and brothers Wendell Upton and Denson Upton.
Music at the service was provided by Alice Guess, pianist and vocalist, and Paul Stallons, vocalist.
Memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society c/o Dee Eggers, 203 Choctaw Drive, Cadiz, KY 42211, or to The East Golden Pond Volunteer Fire Department.