Bekki K. Atkinson

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Bekki K. Atkinson

August 15, 1972 - August 06, 2018

Rebecca "Bekki" K. Atkinson, 45, of Brazil, passed away Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care in Terre Haute, after a courageous battle with Myasthenia Gravis. She was born on Aug. 15, 1972, in Zanesville, Ohio, the daughter of Larry Jones and Sandy Korte Timberman.
Bekki was a 1991 graduate of Northview High School, where she participated in band and softball. She earned her associates degree in 1996 from Ivy Tech in nursing. She's worked in nursing from 1996 to 2013, when the M.G. made it impossible for her to continue working. During her nursing career she worked for Holly Hill Health Care, St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Dr. Forrest Buell's Clay City office and as an MDS regional consultant for ELCB.
She was past president of PTO at Meridian Elementary School, member of the Pink Hats Society. Bekki was a Sunday school teacher at Berea Christian Church and a Northview Band/Winterguard Parent. She liked gardening, cooking, camping, spending time on the beach and working on her camper.
She was preceded in death by her great-grandmother, Henrietta Korte; grandparents, Frank and Ruth Korte; grandmother, Aletha Vahala; grandparents, Red and Virginia Timberman; uncle, David Korte; aunt, Merry Vahala; and uncle, Buster Clewell.
Survivors include her husband, Brian Atkinson; a son, Drew Atkinson; a daughter, Lauren Atkinson; parents, Larry Jones and his wife Norma, Sandy Timberman and her husband Don; a brother, Kevin Timberman and his wife Lisa; a sister, Lori Gress and her husband Shannon; nieces, Meganne, Katie, Jessie, Shelby, Abbey, Grace, and Jenna; and a nephew, Devin; several cousins, aunts and uncles; and her dog, Abby.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave., Brazil, with Pastor Tom Hess officiating. Burial will follow in Clearview Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the funeral home. The family kindly requests that memorial contributions be made to Berea Christian Church, 1995 W. County Road 800 N., Brazil, IN 47834. To light a candle in her memory, please visit:
www.frenchfuneralhome.com
Published on August 7, 2018
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