Josephine Mary Succi Atkinson, 96, of Grandview, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, in her home. She was born on Oct. 8, 1913, in Weir, Kansas, to Maria (Cechin) and Giovanni Succi.

Josephine is survived by her children, Sandra Payne of Yellville, Ark.; Sally Edwards of Grandview, Stormye (Harold) Loiselle of Cedar Creek, Texas; Dwight Atkinson of Grandview, and Adelia Goedhart of Sunnyside; 11 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren, 11 great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be held on Monday, Jan. 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home, Grandview. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lower Valley Hospice, 3920 Outlook Road, Sunnyside, WA 98944 or to a charity of your choice. Those wishing to sign Josephine's online memorial book may do so at

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