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Kenneth Eugene Wilkins, 80

June 23, 2009

JULY 29, 1928-JUNE 22, 2009

Kenneth Eugene Wilkins, 80, of Hagerstown, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2009, at the Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center in West Virginia.

Born on July 29, 1928, in Gettysburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Olen and Margaret L. (May) Wilkins.

He was a member of Christ's Reformed Church in Hagerstown.

Kenneth was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served as a staff sergeant.

He retired as a warehouse manager at Bearings and Transmissions Inc. in Hagerstown.

He was a member of the Morris Frock American Legion Post No. 42 in Hagerstown.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Vivian J. (Holden) Wilkins; a daughter, Margaret S. and husband, Gary Lum; three sons, Terry L. Wilkins, Kenneth R. Wilkins and Thomas L. and wife, Regina Wilkins, all of Hagerstown; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Chester Wilkins.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2009, at 1 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagers -town. The Rev. Stephen Robison will officiate. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery with military honors being conducted by the Morris Frock American Legion Post No. 42.

Friends will be received on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to VA Medical Center, 510 Butler Ave., Martinsburg, WV 25405.

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