June L. Anderson Atkins
was born in Reiffton and was the wife of George T. Atkins for 45 years. June was a graduate of the Reading Hospital School of Nursing and worked at several hospitals before joining the U.S. Navy as an RN. She served at various Naval Hospitals both in the U.S. and overseas and is a Korean War Veteran. She resigned from the Navy as a Lieutenant USN (RN) to become a homemaker. She was very active with her community serving in many volunteer positions from Sunday school teacher to a docent for the Historical Society of Berks County.
Atkins died July 19, 2000 at the Berkshire Center where she had been a patient. Her body is being donated to medical research for study of Vascular Dementia and Lyme disease from which she died.
This quilt square was made in honor of June by Christina Murphy.