Not just Pete’s wife, Lorraine Adkins fills numerous roles

Wreaths for Heroes is her latest hallmark

Pete and Lorraine Adkins are shown May 26 after a memorial service at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens in Jefferson City.

Pete and Lorraine Adkins are shown May 26 after a memorial service at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens in Jefferson City.

She does not mind being called, answering to or being best known as Mrs. Pete Adkins, wife of the famed Jays Football Coach. But the truth is, Lorraine Adkins is an amazing woman in her own right, with many accomplishments to be proud of.

She is a mother, retired realtor, wife, volunteer and leader. Adkins spent 30 years selling real estate in Jefferson City area.

“I loved my job,” she said sitting in the living room at the home she and Pete built in 1971. “I was excited to wake up and go to work each day. I made great friends and had great fun.”

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The Chicago native said she spent years walking through the streets of Jefferson City known as “Mrs. Pete Adkins.”

“No one really knew who I was; if they did ....

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