Mrs. Watkins was a homemaker and a member of the Duck Creek Baptist Church.
On Dec. 13, 1941, she was united in marriage to V.M. "MONK" Watkins in Portageville, Mo. Mr. Watkins preceded her in death.
Survivors include one son, Van M. Watkins Jr. of Puxico; three daughters, Carolyn J. Nies of Arnold, Estell Norris of O'Fallon, and Mary Ferie of Florissant; one brother, Bobby Gene Creasy of Centerville, Tenn.; two sisters, Juanita Bewley of Pottsville, Ark., and Betty Mangum of Dexter; also by eight grandchildren and14 great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Baby Watkins; three brothers, John Henry Creasy, James Creasy, and Leonard Creasy; and one sister, Inez Lumley.
Visitation will be held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. Funeral services will then be conducted on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 at 10 a.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Rev. David Edwards officiating. Interment will follow in the Maple Cemetery in Caruthersville, Mo. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.