Loraine Watkins, 75, Wabash, passed away at her home on Jan. 22Loraine Watkins, 75, Wabash, passed away at her home on Jan. 22, at 9:25 a.m.
She was born to the late Bobby and Dussie (Ansel) Bentley on June 26, 1937 in Knot County, Ky.
She married Donald E. Watkins Sr. on July 11, 1953 in Martin, Ky.; he survives. She worked at Kroger Egg, United Tech and retired from Wabash Magnetics. She was affiliated with Wabash Free Will Baptist Erie Street Church. She loved to go to garage sells, flea markets, and she loved working in her garden, and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by sons, Sam Watkins (Linda), Wabash, and Donald Watkins Jr. (Elizabeth), Wabash; daughter, Mrs. Myron (Shelia) Bishir, Wabash; five brothers, Ray Jacobs (Janet), Charles Chaffens, Junior Ansel (Barb) all of Wabash, Dennis Ansel (Ruth), Tennessee, and Walt Ansel (Carla), Wabash; two sisters, Aileen Click Wabash, and Mrs. Carl (Shirley) Johnson, Kite, Ky.; 10 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, sister and a great grandchild.
Service was held Jan. 26, at McDonald Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Webb officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Lawns Cemetery in Wabash, Indiana.
Preferred memorials are to be directed to Wabash-Miami County Home Healthcare and Hospice, 710 N. East Street, Wabash, Indiana 46992. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mcdonaldfunerals.com., at 9:25 a.m