Marsha Kay Watkins

Marsha Kay (Baker) Watkins of Lake Placid, Fla., went on to gain her “Warrior Wings” on Feb. 27 at 9:45 a.m.

She “Whooped ‘em one last time Josey!”

She was all titles you can imagine; but, most importantly she was a fighter!

Blue eyes, all hair styles and a smile that will remain in all rooms she walked into and lit up, some of which her voice will carry on in the tune to “Crazy” which she sang so well.

She loved hugs.  Now she is resting easy with the most awaited hug she missed so very much … at Heaven’s gates … in the arms of her beloved son, Larry Huey.

Momma Marsh was born in Evansville on June 25, 1951 to Charles and Dora Baker who preceded her Heavenly call.

She went on to marry Daniel L. Watkins after they met in Wabash, on June 23, 1978.  From that day on she was known as “Ol’ Dink!”

They shared four children Larry V. Huey, Stephanie (Ted) Hendry, Michelle “Sissy” (Watkins) Hicks and Scott (Abby) Watkins.

She loved her grandkids so much.  Jessica (Mitchell) Rogers, Bailey (Olivia Camomile) Huey, Kori Leonard and Talon Hendry, Noah and Collin Hicks and Kayla and Brady Watkins.

While living in Indiana you hardly ever seen her without of one them and they continued with many trips to Florida.  She was their Mamaw in every sense of the word.

She fought so hard to meet her great-grandchildren.  She was able to spend time with Liam Hicks (3) and she went to Heaven after her precious great-granddaughter made it to Florida to hold her tiny little hand as she said her name “Teagan” (Rogers) (5 months.)

Marsha – a.k.a. Dink -- would be so very proud of her husband as she flies low over him and gives him her Angel strength.

She graduated from Marion High School in Indiana and went on to graduate from Wabash Beauty College and open her own salon “Fireside Beauty Shop” in the 1980s.

She is also survived by one brother Charles (Marsha) Baker, one sister Janice Dalton and her nieces and nephews that she adored.  She met one niece, Shannon, and one nephew, David, at Heaven’s gates.

She loved so many things in life including her friends (too many to name.)

She enjoyed so much in her 70 years with all of us; however, in Momma and Dink fashion we will end her “Earthly” story with us with these final words: God Rest On Your Pillow!

Posted on 2022 Mar 31