Mona M. Filkins, 83, Adams

ADAMS, NY —  Mona M. Filkins, 83, longtime resident of Adams, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, at Samaritan Keep Home, Watertown, where she had resided since March 2020.

It was her wish to be cremated with no services.

Arrangements are with the Piddock Funeral Home, Inc., Adams, NY.

Mona was born Dec. 27, 1938, in Adams, the daughter of James and Violet (Moore) Morrow.

Following her graduation from Adams High School in 1956, she married Richard Filkins, of N. Syracuse. She worked as a teller, then bank officer at National Bank Adams, and Key Bank, Watertown. They divorced in 1974. He died in 2006.

She retired in the mid 90s after various accounting positions for Jefferson County, Premoid Corporation and Marine Midland/Community Bank. She also worked in retail and was the owner of “Lucy’s Fashion Shop” in Adams, during the 1980s.

Mona had a great sense of humor and loved a good joke.

Several years ago, when she was making funeral arrangements, her daughter asked if she wanted any donations made in her memory. She replied “yes, ask for donations to the National Sarcasm Society”.

She is survived by a daughter, Kris Filkins, Easley, SC; a son, Kelly Filkins, Adams Center, NY; a nephew, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Audrey Morrow, Port Clinton, Ohio, and her longtime friend Connie Elliott, Adams, NY.

She was predeceased by a brother, a grandson, and a nephew.

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