Surrounded by her loving family members, Stella Clipse Adkins of Mount Vernon, OH died on November 8, 2023 at the age of 94. She was born August 19, 1929, in Kingsport, Tennessee to Joseph and Ada Clipse.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Delmer C. Adkins; her son, John Adkins; her parents; two brothers; and two sisters.

Stella is survived by a daughter, Jan (Denny) Taylor of Mount Vernon, OH; a daughter-in-law, Esther Adkins of Westerville, OH; two granddaughters, Tricia (Bob) Geiger of Mount Vernon, OH and Tonya McName of Piqua, OH; two grandsons, Jay Adkins of Harrisburg, PA and Chris (Lisa) Rummel of Dublin, OH. Also surviving are great grandchildren, Kayla (Chris) Geannelis of South Portland, ME, Alexis (Will) Frecker of Indianapolis, IN, Jacob Paff of Fredericktown, OH, Brooke (Kelton) Yingst of Piqua, OH, Tyler McName and Ellie McName of Piqua, OH, Jordan (Samantha) Rummel of Jacksonville, FL, Ashleigh Rummel of Westerville, OH, Andrew Adkins, Alex Adkins, Adam Adkins, and Abby Adkins of Harrisburg, PA. She is survived by one great great grandson, Koen Yingst of Piqua, OH.

Stella was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene and faithfully attended for 72 years. During those years, she volunteered as Chairperson of Cradle Roll, Assistant Teacher of the Kindergarten Department, and Work & Witness trips. She began the sponsorship of a Compassionate Ministries child in her Sunday School class. Additionally, she helped start the ministry of serving meals to bereaved families.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. on until the time of a funeral service at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 10, 2023 at the First Church of the Nazarene, 807 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon. Stella will be laid to rest beside her husband, Delmer at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene in Stella’s memory.

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The Snyder Funeral Homes, Flowers Chapel is honored to serve the family of Stella Clipse Adkins.

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