Antonia Elkins

August 09, 1928 ‒ February 04, 2018

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Antonia Elkins, 89, of Mansfield passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018.

The daughter of Anton and Theresa (Strahberger) Stellnburger, Antonia was born August 9, 1928 in Gutau, Austria.  She graduated from Graf Zepplin High School in 1944.

On July 1, 1947 she married James Elkins.

In her younger years she was an active member of Community Baptist Bible Church.  Antonia enjoyed reading, knitting and crocheting.

She is survived by her sons Randolph Elkins, James M. Elkins of Mansfield, and John (Jennifer) Elkins of Madison; nine grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; as well as two brothers.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband James Elkins, son Roy Elkins, daughter Theresa Kocher, and six siblings.

The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is assisting the Elkins family with cremation services and private graveside services will be held at a later date.

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  • Dear Elkins family,
    Please know that we at Crystal Care Centers of Mansfield wish to express our thanks for allowing us to care for Antonia. We extend our sympathy for the loss of your dear loved one. She lived her life well and is now with the Lord.

    I looked in on her the days I served at the center, but she was always asleep. I offered prayers for her comfort and God’s gentle deliverance when He called her home.

    May God be with you all as you travel the healing journey of grief. While we on earth said, “There she goes!”– those on the home shore exclaimed “Here she comes!”

    May Christ’s peace be with you all. Chaplain Carol A. Kilgore