The 1880 census clearly shows her as being widowed/divorced. They have her listed as Pernulia Adkinds, but it is in fact Permelia Adkins (her children Isabella, Ellen, Alice K.,Charley M. and Filmore are listed with her). Her father Owen Senior is living with Lizzy Hoskinds (Hoskins). The 1900 census has what appears to be an S for single crossed out and a d in it's place. The 1910 census shows her as WD.