Mrs. Helen Adkins, pioneer resident of this vicinity passed away Wednesday morning Feb. 8 at the home of her niece, Mrs. C.R. Ehrman, at the age of 96 years, 8 months and 14 days.Funeral services will be held at Miller’s chapel Friday morning, February 10 at 10 o’clock.Rev. A.C. Bates of Eugene will officiate.Interment will be made in the Monmouth cemetery beside her husband, her mother and several children. Helen Augusta Bushnell was born in Monroe, Ohio May 24, 1831.When she was 13 her parents moved to Kirksville, Missouri, where she grew to young womanhood and in 1848 married Edwards S. Adkins.Nice children were born to this union, one of whom survives. At the age of 21 she joined the Christian church and was a faithful member for 76 years. In April 1853 she with her husband, her mother and other relatives started across the plains with ox teams and in due time arrived in Oregon and settled at Alvadore a few miles south west of this city.In 1870 the family moved to Monmouth to educate the children, living there until 1905 when they moved to Salem.In 1914 they moved back to Alvadore.For the past three years she has lived with Mrs. Ehrman.Mrs. Adkins is the last of a large family.Se was a sister of J.A. Bushnell of this city and J.C. Bushnell of Eugene who preceded her to the home beyond.Altho Mrs. Adkins had host her eyesight her mind was bright.She was a great lover of poetry and committed many choice verses to memory. She was ready to answer the call of her Master and thus a long useful life ended. She leaves her son Jason Adkins of Alvadore, Mrs. Wm. Pitney, Mrs. R.M. Movius and Mrs. C.R. Erhman, who are nieces, a nephew, H. C. Bushnell, seven grandchildren and six great-grand children, besides other relatives and many friends.Junction City Times Feb. 9, 1928 Junction City, Oregon This obit came from a book project I’m working on, I don’t know anything else about this person, or other obits in this area.