Penny Lea Atkins, 74, passed away Wednesday (Nov. 25, 2020) at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. following a series of illnesses.
Penny was born on Feb. 15, 1946 in Wellsville to Delbert V. and Dorothea I. (Schram) White. She was a 1964 graduate of Scio Central School. Penny worked at Burger King in Wellsville for 12 years before switching over to Beef Haus for an additional six years. For health reasons, she retired in 1995.
Penny is survived by two sons, Wayne Atkins of Andover and Terry (Sheilah) Atkins of Wellsville, a brother, Howard (Linda) White of Wellsville, three sisters, Frannie Green of Wellsville, Dawn Griffiths of N.C. and Judy White of Warrensburg; and her best friend, Beverly Rhodes of Andover.
Additionally, she is survived by four grandchildren, Joelene Crawford of Friendship, Jamie Crawford of Elmira, Cassandra (LeCory) Jacobs of Belfast and Shanna Hosley of Wellsville; 10 great grandchildren, Aiden Szata, D.J. Szata, Dylan Szata, Xayvion Jacobs, Jadavion Jacobs Aleiah Jacobs, John Brandes, Jase Hosley, LeCory Jacobs, Jr. and Autumn Deahn; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Penny was predeceased by the father of her children, Alfred Wayne Atkins; three brothers, Robert “Buddy” (Lois) White, Alfred June White and Martin White; four sisters, Grace (Otto) Schoonover, Alice (Charlie) Jenison, Marlyn Muhs, and Beatrice (Bob) Zurlick; and two brothers-in-law, George Green and Snyder Griffiths.
Penny loved people. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, especially getting together for holidays gatherings and cookouts. She loved her many friends, often gathering at church dinners where she could mingle and chat about the latest news. She loved helping those that needed a helping hand such as a ride to the grocery store and she loved spending time with Beverly as they often enjoyed the local fairs and carnivals together. And though not people, she loved her many dogs, including her latest, Brownie.
Penny enjoyed watching television and was an avid Buffalo Bills fan.
Due to the covid pandemic, there will be no prior visitation. A memorial service will be held in the spring at a time to be determined. Burial will follow in Fairlawn Cemetery in Scio.
Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Wellsville/Scio.
Memorial contributions in Penny’s name may be made to SPCA Serving Allegany County, 5440 SR 19, Belmont, NY 14813. © 2021 Baker-Swan Funeral Home.