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Connie Atkinson


Connie Sue (Jenkins) Atkinson of Wellington, Kansas died on June 2, 2024 at Comfort Care Homes of Wichita, Kansas at the age of 74.

          Connie was born the daughter of Alfred and Bertha Jenkins on November 29, 1949 in Blackwell, Oklahoma.

          Connie grew up in a family that had just got out of World War II, which her Dad and uncles served in. Her dad worked for Santa Fe Railroad, so Connie lived in many places, sleeping in boxcars and learning the hardships of the times of the country. She learned to make the best out of little. She attended and graduated from Wellington High School in 1967 and met the love of her life, Dean Atkinson. They had two children, Sean and David.

She babysat young kids for a time and had a job cleaning houses while educating herself and then moved on to a job with Social Rehabilitation Services, retiring after 28 years.  Following retirement, she enjoyed her time on the farm with Dean. She loved people, enjoyed showing kindness to others. She helped her husband through his many physical battles. She finally fought her personal battle. She loved life and showed it to others in her final years. She put herself second and others first. Thank you mom, love you.

          She is preceded in death by her parents, and her husband Dean.

          Connie is survived by her two sons, Sean Atkinson and David Atkinson and his wife Shelly of Wellington, Kansas, brother Charles Jenkins and Mary and four grandchildren, Kyle, Daniel, Joshua and Katie Atkinson.

Following cremation, private services will be held.

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Brian Miller
Brian Miller
Jun 04

Our family wishes you deepest condolences. Connie was our Mom's (Ruth Miller) Roommate at CCH and we got to know her pretty well during their time together there. We can't properly express how MUCH we appreciated her and how good she was for Ruth as a roommate and supporter and someone who had her back, always looked out for her and instantly took to Mom's cat, Ellie and looked out for her too. We'll miss Connie greatly. I used to read the Caldwell news and Facebook group posts to Connie and Ruth and it was always fun when someone's name came up who they both could remember from the past. Connie would always tell me she wished so much that…

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