Bernice M. Watkins

Bernice M. Watkins, 87, of LaFontaine, and formerly of Huntington, died Dec. 11, 2008, at 8:25 p.m. at Rolling Meadows Healthcare Center, LaFontaine.

Mrs. Watkins was a homemaker. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Lagro and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 286 in Wabash.

She was born April 18, 1921, in Huntington to Godfrey and Hulda Roth Meitzler. She married Clayton Watkins on Oct. 11, 1950, in Hoagland. Her husband preceded her in death on May 24, 1993.

Survivors include three sons, Daniel Watkins, of Pierceton, and Steven Watkins and Roger Watkins, both of Wabash; a brother, Eldon Meitzler, of Huntington; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held Dec. 14, 2008, at McDonald Funeral Home, Eddingfield Chapel, Wabash, with Rev. David Phillips officiating. Burial was at the Mt. Etna Cemetery.

Preferred memorials are gifts to Guardian Angel Hospice.

Online condolences may be sent through www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com.