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Marjorie Ford Watkins
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Birth: Jun. 16, 1923
Galena
Cherokee County
Kansas, USA
Death: Jun. 7, 2001
Joplin
Newton County
Missouri, USA

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Marjorie Ford Merrill Watkins
16 June 1923 - 07 June 2001

GALENA, KANSAS: Marjorie Merrill Watkins, 77, 808 Main St. died at 7:01 pm, Thursday, June 7, 2001 at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, MO. following a sudden illness.

Marjorie was born June 16, 1923 at Galena, KS. Her parents were Alfred and Iva (Keyes) Ford.

She was a lifetime resident of Galena.

She retired in 1989 as a cashier at the West 7th St. WalMart, Joplin, MO after working there for 8 years.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, Galena, KS.

Her hobbies included Crocheting and Sewing.

Surviving are two sons, Bob Merrill, Joplin, MO and Billy Watkins, Pittsburg, KS; three daughters, Beverly Bruce, Joplin, MO, Sharon Merrill, Pittsburg, KS, and Donna Anderson, Galena, KS; two brothers, Jack Ford, Galena, KS, and Bill Ford, Oak Creek, WI; four sisters, Ailene Cheek, Dallas, TX, Fern Morey, Breckenridge, TX, Louise Sharp, Colorado Springs, CO, and Helen Hudson, Salina, OK; her close friend, Wilma VanTrease, Joplin, MO; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and 2 great-step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Rayma Jean Ford.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 8:00 pm, Sunday, June 10, 2001 at Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena, KS.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm, Monday, June 11, at the funeral home. Tracey Rowe will be the minister.

Pallbearers will be Larry Anderson, Mike Anderson, B. J. Watkins, Edward Kelly, Randy McKay, and Marc Hudson.

The family will be at the home of the daughter, Donna Anderson at 613 Columbus St. Galena, KS.

Arrangements are under the direction of Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena.

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Marjorie Ford Merrill Watkins
16 June 1923 - 07 June 2001

GALENA -- Marjorie Merrill Watkins, 77, of Galena, died at 7:01 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2001, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, Mo., following a sudden illness.

She was born June 16, 1923, at Galena, to Alfred and Iva (Keyes) Ford.

She was a lifetime resident of Galena.

Mrs. Watkins worked as a cashier at the Wal-Mart on West Seventh Street in Joplin for eight years before retiring in 1989.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, Galena.

Survivors include two sons, Bob Merrill of Joplin and Billy Watkins of Pittsburg; three daughters, Beverly Bruce of Joplin, Sharon Merrill of Pittsburg and Donna Anderson of Galena; two brothers, Jack Ford of Galena, and Bill Ford of Oak Creek, Wis.; four sisters, Ailene Cheek of Dallas, Fern Morey of Breckenridge, Texas, Louise Sharp of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Helen Hudson of Salina, Okla.; her close friend, Wilma VanTrease of Joplin; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Rayma Jean Ford.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Derfelt Funeral Home, with Minister Tracey Rowe officiating.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena.

The family will be at the home of Donna Anderson, 613 Columbus St., Galena.

Arrangements are under the direction of Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena.

Morning Sun, The (Pittsburg, KS)
Published: June 9, 2001

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Orlena

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 Parents:
  Alfred H Ford (1901 - 1968)
  Iva Keyes Mitchell (1906 - 1972)
 
 Spouse:
  Leo Watkins (1923 - 2001)*
 
 Children:
  Bobby N Merrill (1946 - 2013)*
 
 Siblings:
  Rayma Jean Ford*
  Marjorie Ford Watkins (1923 - 2001)
  Fern Ford Morey (1928 - 2008)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Galena
Cherokee County
Kansas, USA
 
Maintained by: JFI
Originally Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Jul 11, 2008
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Marjorie <i>Ford</i> Watkins
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