Shawna Jean “Nawny” (Mann) Adkins of Kenova

Shawna Jean “Nawny” (Mann) Adkins, 50, of Kenova died Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at the Cabell Huntington Hospital. She was born April 16, 1961 in Huntington to James Irvin Mann, who survives, and Annajean (Wilson) Mann who preceded Shawna in death. Nawny was an active member of the Spirit of Faith Church in Kenova where she served many roles over the years as Secretary, Treasurer, Pianist, Teacher, Loving Heart Mission, and leader of the “Monkey Class.” She enjoyed volunteering for the Wayne County Special Olympics where she helped run the Tent Town between events. She was also an avid baker having won two consecutive years at the CK Autumnfest. Mrs. Adkins was an excellent mother and wife who loved life and will be greatly missed by many. In addition to her father, survivors include her husband Earl Ray Adkins II, a daughter Samantha Jean Adkins of South Point, OH; twin sons Adam Joseph and Andrew Ray Adkins both of Kenova; a brother Jack Irvin (Rebecca) Mann; a half sister Dana (Walter) Wallace; two half brothers Tim (Brenda) Mann and John (Kathy) Mann; a nephew Boyd Mann; step sisters Stephanie & Missy; a step brother John Darrin Rowsey; several aunts and uncles along with a host of other relatives and friends. Additionally, she leaves behind a very special friend Brenda Crabtree and three special children Hunter, Jacob, and Jordan. Funeral services will be conducted at 11am Saturday at the Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Crabtree officiating. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donation to the Loving Heart Missions c/o Spirit of Faith Church 1800 Sycamore St. Kenova, WV 25530. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at