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Trudie G. Atkinson, 82, of Terre Haute, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in her residence. She was born in Grass Valley, Calif., on Dec. 24, 1934, to Archie Louis Atkinson and Hazel Beal Atkinson.
She is survived by her son, Richard Wayne Elkins; and her daughter, Janet Pate. Also surviving are two grandsons, Mike Elkins and Mikael James Nelson II; as well as one great-grandson, Mike Elkins. She was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Christopher Wayne Elkins, Melinda Kay Elkins and Ralph Archer; and was also preceded in death by four siblings.
Trudie had attended the former Chamberlains Chapel Church and went to Glenn School.
Graveside services were held at Grandview Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Samaritan Funeral Home, 2425 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute.
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Published on April 7, 2017
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