Janet Adkins

March 26, 1942 ‒ February 22, 2021

Marengo, Ohio

Janet Adkins, age 78, of Fredericktown, formerly of Marengo passed away Monday morning, February 22, 2021, at Morrow Manor in Chesterville.

She was born in Marion on March 26, 1942, to the late Merle and Dorothea (Hulse) Burch. She graduated from Marion Harding High School in 1960.

One of a kind, Janet was a true gem. She was strong-willed and fiercely independent. She enjoyed playing bingo, games, and winters spent in Florida.

Her life centered on caring for the needs of her family and she will be remembered for her caring ways and love of family.

In 1961 she married Eugene Adkins and together they spent 48 wonderful years raising a family and enjoying life until his sad passing in 2009.

She is survived by daughters: Lisa (Mike) Keen of Fredericktown, Lori (Lloyd) Coleman of Mt. Gilead, Lana Rogers (Amy) of Fredericktown, daughter-in-law and her husband: Lori (Calvin) Pierce of Marengo, 9 Grandchildren: Jessica Adkins, Loren (Thomas) Cronenwett, Justin (Amber) Rogers, Leslie (Ray)Barber, Gar (Megan) Keen, Lindsay (Ryan) Creasap, Paige Rogers, Abby (Austin) Hoeflich, Shayla Pierce,  great-grandchildren: Grace, Glory, Gigi,   Mason, Kotiana, Colton, Nadia, Caiden, Makayla, Adley, Keagan, Hayden, sister Jean Nicolosi, and the extended Adkins family.

She was also preceded in death by her son: Michael in 1986, grandson: Gene in 2001, and brother Don Burch.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 1st at the Marengo Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • We are so sorry for the family’s loss of Janet. Fondest memories of time spent as children in Marion with Don, Janet, and Jean. I also recall when Janet showed up at our house in Kilbourne, Gene in tow, to introduce him to Mom and Dad. She was so young.
    Another remembrance is showing up at the Adkins home outside of Marengo one Sunday morning for a reunion that Mom said we were having. The look of surprise on Janet’s face upon our arrival said she was not aware of Mom’s reunion plans. Being the trooper that Janet was, in no time we set up in the yard for that reunion, notified all that a reunion was happening, and had said reunion.
    Hoping that the memories you all hold will sustain you during this difficult time.

    Much love,
    Kathy and Jim Bargar

  • So very sorry to hear this news. Janet was my mom’s cousin and I’ve known her and her family all my life. Always a kind and loving person. My prayers for her girls and her grandchildren. 💔

  • Many good memories of years of Burch reunions spent with Janet ,Jeannie ,Don and all the other cousins. I know all her children ,grand children and family will miss Janet terribly and we are so sorry for your loss. Ko

  • R.I.P. Janet, Many good times were shared in your house! I’m grateful for the memories with everyone!! You will be missed but never forgotten!! God bless to you all!!

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Janet was a happy and fun person to talk with. Prayers to you all.
    Buster and Deb

  • Prayers for strength and comfort for you and your family during this difficult time. Love and hugs. Aunt Barb and Deb.

  • We are so very sorry to hear of Janet’s passing. We just recently heard the news. Mom & Dad were also terribly sad to hear this. Do sorry for the delay, we all thought very fondly of Janet. I personally have great memories working with her at my first job (Country Girl). We send our deepest condolences on behalf of the Bragg family and pray you have peace and strength in the days to come.

    Glenn & Virginia Bragg &
    Robin Bragg- Lupher