Susan Watkins, daughter of Clement and Mary Watkins was born in Warren County near Green Hill, Feb. 9, 1838 and departed this life Dec. 5, 1925, aged 87 years, 9 months and 26 days.   She spent the early years of her life in this neighborhood until 1856 in which year she married Philip M. Williams and moved to Benton county where she spent the remainder of her life.

To this union were born nine children of whom only three survive, Mrs. Hattie E. Keith of Danbury, Neb., Mrs. Lillie Myers of Boswell and John H. of Oxford.  Beside the children she leaves to mourn her departure eleven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a host of friends.

After the death of her husband thirty-three years ago, she and her son Frank kept the home together until his death one and one-half  years ago when she went to make her home with her son John, where she has lived since.  She joined the M.E. church in childhood and was a faithful member.  She was one of the pioneers of this country and has seen many changes take place.

A kind and loving mother and faithful friend has gone to her reward.

Funeral services were held at the home of her son John Williams Tuesday at one o'clock with Rev. Albert L. Miller officiating.  Burial was made in the Armstrong cemetery.

Source: unknown Benton County, Indiana newspaper that I photocopied several years ago.

Submitted by Adina Watkins Dyer

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