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Donis K. Adkins

August 14, 1923 ~ April 30, 2017 (age 93)

Donis Modena Keifer Adkins died peacefully in her home on April 30, 2017 in Amarillo, TX at the age of 93.

Donis is survived by her brother, Freal Keifer and wife Betty Keifer; sister in law, Coralea Keifer; her 3 daughters and their spouses, Carol and Donnie Wheat, Brenda and Les Goodin, and Jaceena Walker and Jim Regan; 14 Grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Carl Adkins, her mother and father, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

Donis was born on August 14, 1923 in Apache, OK to Cecil and Doris Keifer. She graduated from Broxton School and earned a teaching degree from Oklahoma Teachers College for Women. She married Carl in 1944 and moved to Lubbock, TX for two years before moving to Amarillo. Over 6 years, the couple welcomed 3 daughters into their home. and Donis set about teaching them (skill/trade). Her daughters remember her as a kind, gentle mother who encouraged them to pursue their goals.

Donis was an accomplished wife, mother, and grandmother, and she dedicated her life to impacting and enriching the lives of others as a teacher. Most of all, her passions revolved around her family. Donis always found a reason to bring the entire family together. She would light up with joy when seeing her children and grandchildren, and her love and pride poured out when she spoke of them.

In addition to her family, Donis adored her friends and was equally admired by them. Donis loved to travel with her husband, Carl, or friends. During her lifetime, she was able to visit all 50 states and see the world. At home, she was a creative seamstress who loved making quilts. In addition, she also loved to spend time playing cards or dominoes with friends and family. Donis was never one to pass up a game of Farkle or Phase 10.

In her final days, she played her last hand bringing her entire family to her side to see her through to God’s Kingdom. Once again, Donis, you’ve won.

The family will receive guests at Schooler Funeral Home Monday evening from 6 PM to 7 PM.

A funeral is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Trinity Methodist Church. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Donis’s life.

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