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Ann Perkins (Underwood)
Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison
formerly Kansas City, KS

Ann Perkins (Underwood), 82, of Modesto, California formerly of Kansas City, KS passed away peacefully. on Saturday, Sept. 30th, 2023, at her home surrounded by her family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, Oct. 13, 2023, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Cochran officiating. Burial will follow in the Alderson Cemetery, Good Intent, KS. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alderson Cemetery, First United Methodist Church of Modesto and/or Hospice of San Joaquin and may be sent in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, 800 Kansas Ave, Atchison, KS. Condolences and remembrances to the family may be left online at

Ann was born on July 3, 1941, in Atchison, KS, the daughter of Spencer and Harriette (Hawk) Underwood. She graduated from the Wyandotte High School Class of 1959. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Modesto, CA. Ann loved God, her country and family. Her greatest joy in life was her family and friends.

She was married to Donald L. Perkins on July 4, 1984, in San Jose, CA. He preceded her in death on June 9, 2009. Her parents, husband, sister Jane Eppes, brother-in-law, Keith Eppes, brother JC Underwood, sister-in-law Terri Price and Mother-in law Patt Perkins also preceded her in death.

Ann is survived by her loving daughter Kandi (Ken) Presson, of Stockton, CA, her loving son Kenneth Allen, Modesto, CA, her loveable grandchildren include Kevin (Rachel) Allen, Stockton, CA, Jennifer (Jake) Fontana, Redding, CA, K.C (Shelby) Allen, Buckeye, AZ, Jenny (Curnell) Thomas, Orangevale CA, Jason Gonzalez (Michelle) of Stockton Ca. Also are included are her precious great grandchildren Karionna Allen, Jacob Allen, Randall Allen, Robert Allen, Aaliyah Thomas, Jesse Roehl, Brandon Gonzalez, Andrew

Gonzalez, Kathryn Gonzalez and Godson Oliver Bignelli, her brother Perry (Josie) Underwood, Sister-in-law Doris Jo, brother-in-law Tom (Cathy) Perkins, and many nieces and nephews who will remember “Auntie" with her many cards and $2.00 bills.

A Celebration of Life service will be held in California at a later date, which will be announced.