Ida Watkins

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Ida J. Watkins, 96, of Jackson, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Monday, July 30, 2007, at Jackson Manor.

She was born Nov. 2, 1910, at Dutchtown, daughter of Theodore and Martha Schrader Floyd. She and Sloan A. Watkins were married May 19, 1928, in Jackson. He died May 23, 1995.

She was a seamstress 29 years at Lowenbaum Dress Factory in Cape Girardeau. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Blackman and husband Kelly of Jackson; a sister, Anita Geringer of Columbia, Ill.; two grandchildren, Steve Blackman and wife Mary, and Kim King and husband John, all of Jackson; four great-grandchildren, Tami Frakes and husband Roy of Belmond, Iowa, Brad Blackman and wife Amy of Sikeston, Mo., Brett Blackman of Jackson, and Lori McLeod and husband Tim of Wentzville, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters, two brothers and three half brothers.

Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home Friday from 9 a.m. to service time.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Scott Moon officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church Building Fund.