Doris Wilkins Obituary

Doris Grace Wilkins
Grace Wilkins
Doris Grace Wilkins

January 5, 1931 - February 17, 2010
Born in Adel, IA
Resided in Pleasant Hill, IA
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Grace Wilkins, 79, died at home, surrounded by family, on February 17, 2010 following a long illness. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 20 at Iles Funeral Homes-Grandview Park Chapel. Burial will be at Rising Sun Cemetery.

Doris Grace Wilkins was born on January 5, 1931 in Adel, IA to William Alexander and Mabel Melissa (Brady) Eben. She graduated from East High School in 1948. She and Gerald Arthur Wilkins were married on December 23, 1951 and they moved to Pleasant Hill in 1958. Grace provided childcare to children in her home for twenty years. She was a member of Dean Avenue Church of Christ, two Red Hat Societies and the Woodland Hills Garden Club. She loved her family and her great joy was spending time with her grandchildren.

Those left to cherish Grace's memory include her daughter, Debra Sue Wilkins of Pleasant Hill; daughter, Kimberly Kaye Lanc and son-in-law, Terry Lee Lanc of Ottawa, IL; son; David Wilkins of Des Moines; and two grandchildren, Quinn Bottenfield-Wilkins and Conner Gerald Wilkins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald (1994); father, William (1980); mother, Mabel (1997); and sister, Nancy Eben (1955).

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dean Avenue Church of Christ at 2709 Dean Ave. Des Moines 50317 or the Scleroderma Foundation 300 Rosewood Dr. Ste 105 Danvers, MA 01933.


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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Friday, February 19, 2010
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Saturday, February 20, 2010
10:30 AM
Rising Sun Cemetery
Rising Sun Dr. & University
Pleasant Hill, IA US 50327
Saturday, February 20, 2010


Dean Avenue Church of Christ
2907 Dean Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50317