Loretta Marie Wilkins Perkins


Loretta Marie Wilkins Perkins, 76, of Fairmont, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at her residence. She was born in Needmore, WV on June 21, 1943, a daughter of the late Landis Roy Wilkins and Iva Elizabeth Combs Wilkins. Daughter- in-law of the late Ralph Perkins and Mamie Twyman Perkins.
Loretta is survived by her loving husband, Ralph Edgar Perkins Jr.; three children, Annette Perkins Henderson and her husband Dr. John Henderson of Elkins, Landis Perkins and his wife Lisa of Fairmont, Tracey Perkins Ryan and her husband Tim of Catlett, VA; 12 grandchildren, Stacie, Tiffany, Buck, Samantha, Todd, Garrett, Nolan, Jessica, Abigayle, Timmy, Hunter and Logan; seven great grandchildren, Jordan, Chloe, Colt, Easton, Ruby, Harper and Booker; three brothers, Llewellyn Wilkins and his wife Jean of Baker, WV, Landis Jr. Wilkins and his wife Betty of Winchester, VA, and Robert Wilkins and his wife Judy of Baker, WV; a sister, Marquetta Oates of Gore, WV; daughter-in-law, Lori Perkins of Millersville Community; brothers and sisters-in-law, Janet Wilkins, Ruth Saltern, Floyd Cowger, Shirley and Bill Cymbal, Joseph and Linda Perkins, Catherine and Gary Monell,; as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Loretta was preceded in death by her son, Jeff Perkins; brother Denzil Wilkins and brothers and sisters-in-law, Harley Oates, Bob Saltern, John and Mary Jo Fargo, Clark and Jenny Kisner, Robert and Norma Perkins and Edith Cowger.
Loretta was a 1961 graduate of Wardensville High School and worked as a directory assistance operator for C&P, Bell Atlantic, and Verizon Telephone Companies. She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Moose Lodge #9, the Sagebrush Country Music Association, and a bowling league for over 10 years. She was also WVU Mountaineers biggest fan!
Viewing will be held Friday July 19 from 2-8 pm at Ford Funeral Home 201 Columbia St., Fairmont. Viewing followed by funeral service will be held Saturday July 20, 11 am to 1 pm.at Mt.Zion United Methodist Church on Mt. Zion Rd. Fairmont, WV 26554. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
The family requests memorial contributions be made in Loretta's memory to Mooseheart Child City and School, Mooseheart, IL 60539; the American Cancer Society, 122 South High Street, Morgantown, WV 26501; or to the American Heart Association, West Virginia Region, 162 Court Street Charleston, WV 25301.
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Carol Poland
Jul 26, 2019
I am so sorry , Loretta was a sweet lady. I worked with her in DA at Verizon in Cumberland MD. She was kind and caring person.
Roger and Paulette Wood
Jul 18, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of our neighbor, Lorettas' passing. We will always remember what a kind and caring person she was. Prayers for family and friends at this time and always.
Julia Sheehan
Jul 18, 2019
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Shirley Perkins Cymbal
Jul 17, 2019
We should of done it a few years ago, but now we are paying the highest cost of all for avoiding a checkup. You are now joined with our families gone before us and I coming up in the fast lane. We enjoyed so much together over the past 57 years, with a bond only sisters understand that blood lines didn't come between us. We have cried, laughed, disagreed,shopped, shared our personal problems and always said that we would always take care of each other as we grew older. I'm so sorry that I can not be there but I will miss you always and I will see you again. Love, Shirley