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Patsy Atkins

Patsy Atkins, age 83, of Aurora, passed away Thursday, March 11, 2021, at home.

There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Memorial Hospital in Aurora, NE. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Patsy Ann Atkins, the daughter of Bernard and Mildred (Garrett) Nye was born at Alliance, Nebraska on September 2, 1937 and passed away in Aurora, Nebraska on March 11, 2021, at the age of 83.

Patsy grew up in Alliance, NE and graduated from Alliance High School in 1954.

On June 29, 1953, she married Gene C. Atkins at the Justice of the Peace in Hot Springs, SD. They spent their married life in Nebraska and California. They had six daughters. Patsy's husband passed away January 9, 1998. She moved to Aurora in 2007 to be closer to her daughter.

Patsy was preceded in death by her parents and her husband and daughter Vickie Eman.

Those who remain to cherish her memory are her daughters, Sharon Atkins of Aurora, Norma Glenn of Troutdale, OR, Jeanie Norton of Ainsworth, NE, Mary Atkins of Duncan, OK and Patricia Brutus of Lincoln. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and her sister Jean Langston of Columbia, MS and her daughter.

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