Anna J. “Jean” Watkins, 61, North Webster, passed away at 8:10 a.m. Saturday, April 1, 2107 at her home.
She was born on May 14, 1955 in Warsaw to Lawrence & Bobbie (Calhoun) Elkins.
She attended Warsaw High School and was a lifetime Warsaw, Winona Lake, and North Webster area resident. On May 29, 1996 in Warsaw she married Willard “Jr.” Watkins who survives. She was employed at DePuy for 38 years in the Shipping Department.
She was a member of the Cornerstone Church in Mentone.
She is survived by her husband, two daughters: Gretchen Gatke, Chicago; Carrie (Jerry) Watkins, Canada; three sons: Shawn (fiancé Amber Dafforn) Gatke, Fort Wayne; Christopher (Christine) Watkins, Bright; and Douglas Watkins, North Webster; seven grandchildren; her mother; and two brothers: Larry (Leigh) Elkins, Warsaw; Dodge “Rich” (Kim) Elkins, Warsaw.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N St Rd 15, Warsaw, IN. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 8 at Owen Family Funeral Home, St Rd 13 & 500N, North Webster, with Pastor Rod Utter of the church officiating.
Preferred memorials may be given to Goshen Home Care & Hospice, P.O. Box 723, Goshen, IN 46527. To send condolences to the family in Mrs. Watkins’ memory, please