Ardith “Ardi” Atkins, 79, of Clarendon, PA, died Monday morning, December 21, 2020, at Warren General Hospital, Warren, PA, after an extended illness. She was born January 13, 1941 in Warren, PA. Ardi was the daughter of Norman McCool and Helen Geer McCool Adams. She had resided in the Warren area most of her life and had spent some time in Maine. Ardi was a 1959 graduate of Warren High School. She had been employed for many years as a Human Resources Benefits Coordinator at the former Rexnord, Inc., retiring from there on May 1, 2001. She then went to work for Blair Corporation. She was an avid music lover, enjoyed playing guitar and singing with her sister. They performed on the Warren radio stations.
She always had a beautiful smile. She was also a cancer survivor.
She is survived by her husband, James Atkins whom she married August 12, 1968, 1 sister – Diana McCool Bailey of Warren, PA., 1 Niece – Denise Stromdahl and husband, John, 5 Nephews – Dwayne A. Bailey of Shamong, N.J., Darby Bailey and wife, Lisa, Art Bailey, Jr., Corey Bailey and wife, Jen, all of Warren, PA., and several great nieces and great nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Michael Albaugh, brother-in-law, Arthur V. Bailey, Sr.
A private Celebration of Life will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Warren Cancer Center, 2 Crescent Park West, Warren, PA, 16365, or Paws Along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA, 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.