Obituary: Donald Paul Atkins, 90, of Hannibal

Posted: Jun. 26, 2019 4:22 pm

Donald Paul Atkins, 90, of Hannibal, died at 12:05 p.m. on June 24, 2019, at Beth Haven Nursing Home in Hannibal.

Graveside service will be June 28, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal. Dr. Tom Lemons will officiate.

Don was born on Sept. 21, 1928, in Hannibal, the son of James Oney and Mabel Fountain Atkins. He married Ann Shelburne Sept. 4, 1948. She survives.

His parents; one son, Lester Paul Atkins; and one son-in-law, Sam Doran and one brother, Loren (Betty) Atkins preceded him in death.

He is survived by one son Lee (Jill) Atkins; four daughters, Linda (Gary Riney) Daniels, Laura (David) Zeiger, Lou Doran and Lisa (Carl) Ball; one brother, James (Mary) Atkins; 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Don was a lifelong farmer and formerly a part owner of Prestige Realty in Hannibal. He was also a member of Hydesburg Methodist Church and later of First Methodist Church in Hannibal and the Hannibal Lions Club.

Donald was a devoted man of God, husband, father and grandfather.

Condolences may be sent to Memorials may be given to the Loving Care Hospice or donor’s choice.

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