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Harold A. Askins
(September 28, 1913 - November 30, 2008)

Harold A. Askins, 95, of Shelbyville, died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, November 30, 2008 in Shelbyville Manor.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 4, 2008, in Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville with Rev. E. Wade Helmkamp officiating. Visitation from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville.

Mr. Askins was born on September 28, 1913 in Lakewood, Illinois, the son of Oliver Clinton and Emma Giberson Askins. He graduated from Heyworth High School in the Class of 1931. He was a welder for the Oliver Corporation in Shelbyville and played on the Oliver Softball Team. He later was a custodian at Moulton Junior High School in Shelbyville until his retirement. Harold was a former member of the Moulton United Methodist Church and the Free Methodist Church both of Shelbyville. He was an avid coonhunter. He married Jennie Hackney Robertson on December 30, 1939. She died on June 14, 2000.

Surviving are his step-daughter, Dolores J. Donald and husband David of Shelbyville; step-daughter-in-law, Doris Robertson of Westervelt; sister, Lena Hocq of Shelbyville; nine grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and several great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jennie; step-son Bobbie L. Robertson; brothers, Willie and Warren Askins; sisters, Rohima Minks, Edith Law, Eva Allen, Lenore Schlosser and Bernadine Fulford; and four grandchildren.

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