DONALD E. WATKINS, 76, of 2949 Harding Rd., died at 8:55 a.m. Thursday, March 14, 2002.   He was born in Green Hill on Nov. 25, 1925, and had lived most of his life in the Lafayette area. He married Anita C. Hobson on June 19, 1959, and she survives.

Mr. Watkins was a construction worker with Laborers and Hod Carriers Local 274 for more than 20 years, retiring in 1989. He served in the Army during World War II and was a member of American Legion Post 492. He enjoyed gardening, watching sports and playing cards.

Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Rebecca L. Hale of Dayton; two brothers, Paul E. Watkins of West Lafayette and Robert "Bob" Watkins (wife: Margaret) of Lafayette; and three sisters, Georgie Watkins of Lafayette, Irma Strausser of Kentland and Lela Carr (husband: Vernon "Spud) of Monticello.

Funeral Notice:
Friends may call at Hippensteel Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m. Sunday. Service in Hippensteel Chapel at 10 a.m. Monday, with Gene Muston officiating. Burial in Tippecanoe Memory Gardens, West Lafayette. Surviving is 1 granddaughter, Cassie N. Jordan. Preceded in death by his parents, and 3 sisters, Freda Gavin, Barbara Watkins and Bernice Schaffer

Source: Lafayette Journal and Courier, March 15, 2002, Lafayette, Indiana

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