Lucille Rose Watkins, 102, of Van Wert, died at 6:48 pm on August 9, 2018 at Hearth & Home at Van Wert. She was born September 7, 1915, in Athens, Ohio, the daughter of the late Otto H. and Millicent (Paget) Rose, who was born in Broad Marston, England.
On September 11, 1936, she married Calvin G. (Jack) Watkins, who preceded her in death on February 20, 1989.
Surviving are two sons, David (Angela) Watkins of Van Wert and Gregory Watkins of Columbus; two granddaughters, Chelsea Watkins of Jacksonville, Ohio and Shawn (Michael) Hayes of Gonzales, Louisiana, and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
In addition to her parents, Lucille was preceded in death by a son, James Paget Watkins of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, four sisters, lva Mae Marquis of Bryan, Pauline Gabriel of Logan, Martha Heffernan of Galion and Margie Wiley of Lima, and her brother William Rose of Hebron, Ohio.
Mrs. Watkins retired from the Central Companies in 1985 after over 30 years of service. She loved to travel and enjoyed going to the branch offices to work. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Van Wert for over seventy years, where she was a member of the Martha/Ruth groups in the Women's Society, and a Sunday School teacher for many years in the children's department.
She also served as a Cub Scout Pack 35 den mother for several years, was a member of Twig ll, the Chautauqua Club and a former member of the YWCA.
Funeral services will be held at 1PM Monday, August 13, 2018 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 pm on Sunday, August 12, 2018 and again one-hour prior to the funeral service on Monday.
Preferred memorials are to the First United Methodist Church or the YWCA.
Condolences may be expressed at www.alspachgearhart,com. Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory are assisting the family.