Margaret Ellen Watkins, 86, of Arthur, Ill. died Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 in Urbana, Ill.
Margaret was born Oct. 16, 1925 in Decatur, Ill. to Raymond and Marguerite Camp Myers. On June 5, 1949, she married Billy Watkins. Mrs. Watkins was a homemaker and was a member of Arthur United Methodist Church.
Margaret is survived by her sons, Tom Watkins and his wife, Angie, of Lebanon; Wally Watkins, of Arthur, Ill.; Richard Watkins and his wife, Janet, of Mahomet, Ill.; a daughter, Sue Whitacre, of Lynchburg, Va.; a brother, Richard Myers and his wife, Joan, of Blue Mound, Ill.; a sister, Mary Merrill, of Decatur, Ill.; nine grandchildren, David Watkins, Leanna Weber, Benjamin Whitacre, Andrew Whitacre, Nicholas Watkins, Stacy Watkins, Tiffany, Parker and Abbi Watkins; eight great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and 10 step-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Watkins is preceded in death by her husband, Billy; her parents; a son, Robert Watkins; a grandson, Blake Watkins; two brothers and a sister.