GRAHAM, KY., Paula Denise Harkins, 62, of Graham passed away Friday, July 2, 2021 at her home surrounded by loved ones. She was born on October 28, 1958 to Charles and Pauline Chaney. She attended Corley Chapel Church. She retired from the Muhlenberg County Board of Education after over 25 years of service. Ms. Paula sure loved all of the kids over the many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers Charles Wayne and Eddie Chaney, a sister Shelia Sparks, 2 nephews Jarrod Sparks and Joe Brandon Carr, 1 niece Jessica Foster, 4 brothers-in-law Junior Harkins, Jerry Fleming, Charles Jernigan, and Joe Carr, a sister-in-law Ann Bethel.
She is survived by her soul mate and beloved husband of 47 years Michael Harkins, a daughter Kara (Marc) Erickson, a son Andrew Harkins, her pride and joy a grandson jack Erickson, a brother-in-law---Sammy (Teresa) Harkins, 8 sisters-in-law Judy Chaney, Elsie Fleming, Sue Jernigan, Becky Harkins, Sherri (Jerry) Oates, Linda Carr, Mary (David) Greene, and Shelia Foster, an aunt Winnie Gossett, an uncle Bobby Chaney, many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and cousins. She had 4 special lifelong friends Alisa, Barb, Karon, and Sandra.
There will be no visitation or service. Gary’s Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.
The family would like to give special thanks to Baptist Health Hospice for excellent care.
In lieu of flowers or gifts the family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Paula Harkins Funeral Expenses Fund via FB fundraiser, Venmo, Paypal, or Cashapp.
Online condolences to the family may be made at www.garysfuneralhome.net