Howard Elkins, Jr.

Howard Eugene "Bud" Elkins, Jr. age 94, of Mankato, Kansas, peacefully left our world to be welcomed by Jesus and his loved ones in Heaven on June 17, 2024.

Bud was born to Howard and Josephine (Stevenson) Elkins in Paola, Kansas, on Aug. 14, 1929. Bud grew up on the farm which would become the Wakefield Arboretum with his two brothers, Robert (Donetta) and Richard (d. 2023) (Arlene) Elkins, and graduated from Wakefield High School in 1947.

Bud married his high school sweetheart Deane Settles (d. 1973) in December of 1946. To this union three children were born: Cathie Jo Bird (William d. 1998...


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