In memory of
HELEN ELKINS
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In memory of
HELEN ELKINS
Helen Gayle Elkins Jan. 4, 1937 - March 21, 2020 OKLAHOMA CITY Helen Gayle Elkins, 83, went to Heaven on March 21, 2020, passing peacefully of natural causes. She was born January 4, 1937 in Fitzhugh, Oklahoma to Julious and Adell Houchen. She was one of 13 children raised in Ada, Oklahoma. Helen was a star basketball player at Latta High School, who was offered several college scholarships. On February 1, 1955, she hopped on a Greyhound Bus to marry Glenn Elkins in Washington. They recently celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary. After Glenn's term in the Navy, he returned home to help raise their family. They now had two sons, Rusty and Kenneth Elkins. Helen worked as a secretary for Hobart Public Schools and was later a bookkeeper for Champlin Oil. In 1968, they welcomed a daughter, Gayle Dawn Elkins. In the early 90's, Helen and Glenn settled in Oklahoma City. Helen loved cooking Sunday dinners and biscuits and gravy for her family, playing spades/hearts, game shows, watching her grand-children play sports or perform in musicals, singing songs, telling idioms and spending time with Glenn. Helen was an avid OU and Thunder fan. She was famous for peanut brittle and fudge. In recent years, she gave peanut brittle lessons to her grand-daughters so they can carry on the tradition. Thanksgiving and Easter were her favorite holidays. She loved making chocolate, pecan and pumpkin pies and was the leader of Easter Egg Hunts for her granddaughters. Glenn and Helen spent Saturdays in Oklahoma Memorial Stadium with their two sons, watching OU Football. Their sons have carried on the tradition as they are now both season ticket holders of 40+ years and still make their annual trip to Dallas for OU/Texas weekend. Helen is survived by her sister, Levell Kener; her husband, Glenn Elkins; her three children: Rusty and wife, Dana, Kenny and wife, Karma, Gayle Shane and husband, Jim; her grandchildren: Heather Elkins, Ashley Elkins, Amber Sarani and husband, Ethan, Megan Ederer and husband, Morgan, Michelle Elkins and Mariah Shane. The viewing is at Mercer-Adams Funeral Home (3925 North Asbury Avenue, Bethany, OK 73008) on Wednesday, March 25, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be a private graveside service for family. To share a memory or condolence, visit www.mercer-adams.com
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3925 North Asbury Avenue
Bethany, OK 73008
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In memory of
HELEN ELKINS
Helen Gayle Elkins Jan. 4, 1937 - March 21, 2020 OKLAHOMA CITY Helen Gayle Elkins, 83, went to Heaven on March 21, 2020, passing peacefully of natural causes. She was born January 4, 1937 in Fitzhugh, Oklahoma to Julious and Adell Houchen. She was one of 13 children raised in Ada, Oklahoma. Helen was a star basketball player at Latta High School, who was offered several college scholarships. On February 1, 1955, she hopped on a Greyhound Bus to marry Glenn Elkins in Washington. They recently celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary. After Glenn's term in the Navy, he returned home to help raise their family. They now had two sons, Rusty and Kenneth Elkins. Helen worked as a secretary for Hobart Public Schools and was later a bookkeeper for Champlin Oil. In 1968, they welcomed a daughter, Gayle Dawn Elkins. In the early 90's, Helen and Glenn settled in Oklahoma City. Helen loved cooking Sunday dinners and biscuits and gravy for her family, playing spades/hearts, game shows, watching her grand-children play sports or perform in musicals, singing songs, telling idioms and spending time with Glenn. Helen was an avid OU and Thunder fan. She was famous for peanut brittle and fudge. In recent years, she gave peanut brittle lessons to her grand-daughters so they can carry on the tradition. Thanksgiving and Easter were her favorite holidays. She loved making chocolate, pecan and pumpkin pies and was the leader of Easter Egg Hunts for her granddaughters. Glenn and Helen spent Saturdays in Oklahoma Memorial Stadium with their two sons, watching OU Football. Their sons have carried on the tradition as they are now both season ticket holders of 40+ years and still make their annual trip to Dallas for OU/Texas weekend. Helen is survived by her sister, Levell Kener; her husband, Glenn Elkins; her three children: Rusty and wife, Dana, Kenny and wife, Karma, Gayle Shane and husband, Jim; her grandchildren: Heather Elkins, Ashley Elkins, Amber Sarani and husband, Ethan, Megan Ederer and husband, Morgan, Michelle Elkins and Mariah Shane. The viewing is at Mercer-Adams Funeral Home (3925 North Asbury Avenue, Bethany, OK 73008) on Wednesday, March 25, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be a private graveside service for family. To share a memory or condolence, visit www.mercer-adams.com
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Mercer-Adams Funeral Service
3925 North Asbury Avenue
Bethany, OK 73008
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