In Memory


Birth:  Aug. 17, 1932
Death:  Apr. 21, 2002

Note: Burial Year = 2002
Sacred Heart Cemetery 
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Sec. OLD Lot 0157

There is an obituary in the St. Louis Post Dispatch which includes a picture, but is not available online. It was published on 4/24/2002 page B5.

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06/19/13 06:50 AM #1    

Martha Pigg (Kneib) (1978)

Found the text.  Will see if I can find the page scanned in:


St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) - Wednesday, April 24, 2002

Perry Atkins, an educator with the Ferguson-Florissant School District for more than 40 years, died Sunday (April 21, 2002) of a heart attack at his home in Florissant. He was 70.

A native of Indian Mound, Tenn., Mr. Atkins received his bachelor's degree from Austin Peay State College (now Austin Peay State University) in Clarksville, Tenn., in 1956, and a master's degree in 1972 from Webster University.

Mr. Atkins served as a sergeant first class in the Korean War.

In 1954, he and Earlene Tyson Atkins were married in Hopkinsville, Ky.

Mr. Atkins began his teaching career in 1957 at Lee Hamilton Elementary School in the Ferguson-Florissant School District. He later became a science coordinator for the district. He retired in 1988 but worked for 12 more years as a data analyst for the district.

In addition to his wife, among the survivors are three sons, Kenneth Atkins, David Atkins and Eric Atkins, all of Florissant; a brother, Ira Atkins of Dover, Tenn.; and two sisters, Violet Hargreaves of Knoxville, Tenn., and Iris Heflin of Big Rock, Tenn.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hutchens Mortuary, 675 Graham Road, Florissant. Services will be held at 10 a.m. at Hutchens Mortuary. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Florissant.

06/19/13 12:55 PM #2    

Alyson Keirle (Angus) (1970)

Thank you, Martha!  We should invite his family to the reunion.  He was a much loved teacher!

06/20/13 12:32 PM #3    

Martha Pigg (Kneib) (1978)

The article is on microfilm at Webster's library so the next time I'm on campus I could see if I can get a printout of the page.

Mr. Atkins was my favorite!

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