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Erma Margaret Watkins

December 31, 1910 - April 27, 2009

SPRINGFIELD – Erma Margaret Watkins, 98, of Springfield died at 7:45 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2009, at St. John’s Hospice.

She was born Dec. 31, 1910, in Springfield, the daughter of Alfred M. and Clara Gaa Nielson. She married Willard W. Watkins on June 9, 1950; he preceded her in death on March 6, 1991. He was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters.

Mrs. Watkins, a lifelong resident of Springfield, retired from Franklin Life Insurance Company after 25 years as a medical secretary.

She attended Chatham Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Dottie A. Johns of Springfield; two grandchildren, Jeffrey and Shawn; four great-grandchildren, Justin, Michael, Morgan and Nichole; sister-in-law, Audrey Watkins of Springfield; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins including a special niece, Dorothy Negangard of Springfield.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. Friday, May 1, 2009, at Staab Funeral Home with Dr. Joe Eby officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to St. John’s Hospice.

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