Elizabeth Adkins, known to friends as "Lynanne," passed away on October 29, 2018, at the age of 80 years.l
A native of Columbus, OH, Elizabeth attended the Columbus School for Girls and graduated from the Ohio State University. She briefly worked in local television before relocating.
In 1962 she married Dr. William “Bill” Adkins and began a life that briefly involved relocation to Chicago, IL, Rochester, MN before settling in Erie, PA where she earned her Masters Degree in Psychology from Gannon University. She used this degree to embark on a career of drug and alcohol counseling.
Retirement brought them to spending time geographically with her children, initially buying a farm in Middleburg, VA near daughter Rebecca and grandchildren.. Years later, she moved to Tampa, Florida, enjoying life near her youngest son, Tom. Most recently she relocated to Boulder, Colorado to be near her eldest son, Bill.
She is survived by her children, Bill (49), Rebecca (47) and Thomas (45), as well as her brother Ned (Edwin) and his wife Marilyn. Additionally, she is survived by 5 grandchildren, Max (23), Caleb (20), Madison (19), Lauren (17), Nick (15)
A Celebration of Elizabeth’s life will be scheduled at a later date. In the meantime, memorial donations can be made to the following nonprofits: Sunrise Good Samaritan Fund, McLean, VA or Edgehill Recovery Retreat, Winchester, VA in her name.