Beatrice Helen Perkins, 94, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2011 at Amber Manor in Petersburg

She was born May 27, 1917 in Gibson County to Wilburn R. and Cora C. (Hill) Armstrong. 

She spent the last five years in Petersburg, grew up in Hazleton and spent several adult years in Union, Ind.  She retired from Mid-States Rubber Products in Princeton after 13 years of service.

She is survived by a daughter, Sharon Byrnes of Petersburg; a son, Jim B. Perkins of Mt. Carmel, Ill; six grandchildren, Tonya McKannan, Brian Byrnes, James Perkins II, Jennifer Hayes, Rusty Perkins,  Shannon Perkins; seven great grandchildren, James Perkins III, Lily Marie Perkins, Cassie Perkins, William Hayes, Sierra Rae, Austin and Jaksen Allen.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother; several sisters; a son, Harry Earl Perkins; and a granddaughter, Amy Allen.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. (central) Thursday, June 23, 2011 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Patoka.

 Visitation will be from  4-8 p.m. (central) Wednesday at Colvin Funeral Home.