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Lois Charlene Gaskins, 96, Columbia, KY (1924-2020)

Lois "Charlene" Gaskins of Columbia passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at her residence. She was 96 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 2pmCT on Sunday, May 31, 2020, at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY. Bro Shane Gaskins and Bro. Richard Lehman will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Haven Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 6pmCT on Saturday at the funeral home, and will continue 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.

Born May 20, 1924, 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.

Survivors include two children Phyllis Gaskins of Columbia and Dale Gaskins (Linda) of Bolingbrook, IL; eight grandchildren Ricky Gaskins (Diane) of Greensburg, KY, Juanita Scott (Doug) of Columbia, Shane Gaskins (Teresa) of Columbia, Mike Gaskins (Karen) of Eminence, MO, Michelle Gaskins of Fayetteville, NC, Melissa Gaskins of Bolingbrook, IL, Matthew Gaskins (Kaitlyn) of Darien, IL and Mark Gaskins of Bolingbrook, IL; a sister Evelene Harris of Cincinnati, OH; a sister-in-law Betty Shepherd of Kokomo, IN; 34 great grandchildren, 18 great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son Phillip Gaskins and his wife Wanda; siblings Maxine Hitch (Howard), Clifford Shepherd (Mildred) and Clifton Shepherd; two great grandchildren Brittany and Josh Gaskins and a brother-in-law Herbert Harris.

Pallbearers will be Ricky, Shane, Mike, Matthew and Mark Gaskins and Doug Scott. Honorary pallbearers will be the great grandsons.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Lois Charlene Gaskins, 96, Columbia, KY (1924-2020)

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