Geneva E. (Adkins) Lyke, age 82, of Holyoke, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Holyoke Medical Center. She was born in Caryville, TN and was the daughter of the late Jonah and Dolly Mae (Sellers) Adkins. Geneva was a retired cook and cafeteria worker for the Holyoke Public Schools. She enjoyed playing cards and doing puzzles, and was an avid reader. Geneva was the widow of Tansy Lyke, Jr. She is survived by two daughters: Angel Ford and her husband Ronald of Belchertown, and Ethalee Gendron and husband Roy of Three Rivers; two grandchildren: Amanda Lee Curtis and Mariah Lynn Ford; three brothers: J.D. Adkins and wife Aileen, Carnedius “Tony” Adkins and wife Freda, and Donald Adkins and wife Jill; one sister, Brinda Adkins, and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, Geneva was predeceased by two brothers and five sisters. All services for Geneva will be private and are being handled by the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home.
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