Obituary for Mary Ann Wilkins

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Mary Ann Wilkins

September 13, 1933 - December 5, 2016

Mary Ann (Ebbing) Wilkins, age 83, passed away peacefully Monday evening, December 5, 2016 at the Franklin United Methodist Community.  She was a longtime resident of Franklin.

Mary Ann was born September 13, 1933, in New Blaine, Arkansas to the late Bernard and Caroline (Schulte) Ebbing. She was a 1951 graduate of Marked Tree High School and later married Jackie L. Wilkins on October 30, 1954 in Harrisburg, Arkansas.  He preceded her in death on April 17, 2016 after 61 loving years of marriage.

After moving to Indiana, Mary Ann worked at Varynet Mills and later began working in the food service department at Webb Elementary. Mary Ann later worked for Bendix Corporation in Franklin. She was a member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Franklin, Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary & the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.

 Mary Ann’s joy in life came from spending time with her granddaughter and great grandsons, tending to her flower garden and spending time with her dachshund, Barney. She also enjoyed boating, camping with her family and watching the Indianapolis Colts. Mary Ann was a woman of many talents and taught herself to crochet and play the accordion.


Mary Ann will be missed by her son:  Kenneth L.  (wife, Ruth) Wilkins of Franklin; granddaughter Cassandra “Cassie” Wilkins of Indianapolis, great-grandsons Brayden and Dominic Wilkins both of Indianapolis, her loving caregiving sister, Joan Shaw of Franklin and several nieces and nephews.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents, two sons: Stanley D. & Dennis P. Wilkins; and siblings Doris Thomasson and Bernard Ebbing Jr.

Father Steven Schaftlein will conduct a Funeral Mass at noon on Thursday, December 8th at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church located at 114 Lancelot Dr. in Franklin.  Friends may call Thursday from 10:00 until 11:45 am at Flinn & Maguire Funeral Home located at 2898 N. Morton Ave. in Franklin.  Inurnment will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin at a later date.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Expressions of caring and kindness may be sent to the Wilkins family at Information:  (812) 597-4670 




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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, December 8, 2016

Time: 10:00 am - 11:45 am

Flinn & Maguire Funeral Home


2898 North Morton Ave, Franklin, IN, 46131

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Service Information

Date: Thursday, December 8, 2016

Time: 12:00 pm

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church


114 Lancelot Drive, Franklin, IN, 46131

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Born: September 13, 1933
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Ron & Carol Witt & Amber Goble posted on 12/7/16

Just a note tosay how sorry we are for the passing of your Mother and Grandmother. Praying for you and your family.