Lois “Charlene” Gaskins, 96, of Columbia, KY died Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at her residence. Born in Adair County, KY she was the daughter of the late Loren and Echel Calhoun Shepherd and wife of the late Paul E. Gaskins.
Mrs. Gaskins was a member of the Mt. Zion Free Methodist Church in Kokomo, IN and locally attended the Millerfield Brethren in Christ Church. She was an Avon Representative for over 30 years in the area and loved crocheting and reading.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Phillip Gaskins and his wife Wanda; 3 siblings: Maxine Hitch (Howard), Clifford Shepherd (Mildred) and Clifton Shepherd; 2 great grandchildren: Brittany and Josh Gaskins; and a brother-in-law, Herbert Harris.
2 children: Phyllis Gaskins of Columbia, KY; Dale Gaskins (Linda) of Bolingbrook, IL
8 grandchildren: Ricky Gaskins (Diane) of Greensburg, KY; Juanita Scott (Doug) and Shane Gaskins (Teresa) both of Columbia, KY; Mike Gaskins (Karen) of Eminence, MO; Michelle Gaskins of Fayetteville, NC; Melissa Gaskins and Mark Gaskins both of Bolingbrook, IL; and Matthew Gaskins (Kaitlyn) of Darien, IL
1 sister: Evelene Harris of Cincinnati, OH
1 sister-in-law: Betty Shepherd of Kokomo, IN
34 great grandchildren
18 great-great grandchildren
Several nieces and nephews
Funeral Service: Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 2:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro Shane Gaskins and Bro. Richard Lehman officiating
Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery
Visitation: After 6:00pm on Saturday and on Sunday morning until time for the service
For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and The Healthy at Work Guidelines.
Pallbearers: Ricky, Shane, Mike, Matthew and Mark Gaskins and Doug Scott
Honorary pallbearers: Great grandsons
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.