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Mary M. Watkins

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 27th, 2012

AMBOY - Mary M. Watkins, 92, of Amboy, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Amboy Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at 11 a.m., in Our Savior Lutheran Church, 3300 Rural St., in Rockford. Visitation will be held from 10 until 11 a.m., in the church. Entombment of cremains will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Rockford.

Mary Nickerson Watkins was born April 1, 1920, the only daughter of Scott and Grace (Newton) Nickerson in Stow, Ohio. She married Roger H. Watkins in Kent, Ohio in 1947. He preceded her in death in 2010.

Survivors include her children Geoff and Craig of Amboy, and Holly Johnston of White Bear Lake, Minn.; three sisters-in-law, and numerous nephews and nieces.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and her seven brothers.

She graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor's degree in Education.

She was a devoted homemaker and also volunteered at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford with the Jenny Lind Society. She was a financial secretary at Anderson Packaging in Rockford for 14 years prior to her retirement in 1986.

She was a long time member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Rockford where she was a greeter for 30 years.

A memorial has been established to Our Savior Lutheran Church.

Condolences may be sent online at www.thejonesfh.com.

Funeral arrangements by Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy.

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