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Mary Elizabeth Watkins

Mary Elizabeth Watkins, age 68, of West Manchester, passed away suddenly on Monday, April 16, 2018 at her residence. She was born November 9, 1949 in Dayton to the late William and Florence (Rimmey) Wemmer. Mary was a member of the Castine Church of the Brethren. She worked as a Food Service Manager for Northmont Schools and later for Brookville Schools where she retired. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, William E. Watkins of West Manchester, daughters Laura (Brandon) Massengill of Columbus and Sarah Watkins of West Manchester; son Jesse (Jennifer) Watkins of San Antonio, TX; grandchildren Tom, Reese and Laney Watkins, Stephen Connor and Ellie Watkins; brother William (Mary) Wemmer of Donnelsville; and niece Lisa (Joseph) Tantillo. A memorial service will be held at 3 pm on Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Phillipsburg Missionary Church, 10493 South Dayton-Greenville Pike (St. Rt. 49) Brookville, OH 45309 with Pastor Doug Dafoe officiating. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com.

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Just hearing of Marys passing. We worked together for the NHS newspaper. Fond memories of her fabulous laugh! So very sad. My deepest sympathy to her family.

Donna Tatman Reed Aug 19 2018 12:00 AM

I remember her cheery personality at our School Food Service meetings and Conferences. She was a great leader.

Darlene McGarigle Apr 19 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Watkins

Darlene McGarigle Apr 19 2018 12:00 AM

To all of Marys family I want to you to know Mary was a great friend and she did a lot for chapter 57. We will always remember the things she did for all of us. . She will be truly be missed by all of us. It is nice to have people so caring and giving of life. The world is missing out on a lot of that right now. . Thank you for letting Mary be a part of Chapter 57. And for being such a true friend. I know Mary is up there with Jesus and I know he picked a awesome angel. . Mary you will be missed . May god give you all peace an comfort. Until God calls us home . May god bless. Linda Leonard

Linda Leonard Apr 19 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry for the loss of your Mother. She was such a nice and kind lady. Prayers for all of you. Love, Mrs. Schaefer

Sandy Schaefer Apr 19 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Watkins

Sandy Schaefer Apr 19 2018 12:00 AM

I had the pleasure of working for Mary at Brookville IS/HS. She was an amazing woman, who was always cheerful. She always talked, with pride and love , for all her children and grandchildren . We talked many times, of our faith in God and I know she was a very pious woman in Christ. My Deepest Sympathy to all who loved Mary. Diane Garber

Diane Garber Apr 19 2018 12:00 AM

I never had the pleasure of meeting Mary, but I've worked with her daughter Laura for years. I've often heard what a wonderful mother and friend Mary was to Laura, and I'm truly sorry for her loss. On behalf of Laura's Nationwide work family, I offer my deepest sympathy and prayers for peace and comfort. - Scott McAllister

Scott McAllister Apr 19 2018 12:00 AM

We have known the Wemmer -Watkins families all our lives. Only warm regards do we feel. Mary & Bill were my Jr. church leaders way back in the day. Sincere condolences. Many memories!

gso12160@yahoo.com Apr 19 2018 12:00 AM

Mary was such a true and wonderful person with a great heart for everybody around her. She will be missed by everybody who knew her.

Amanda Apr 18 2018 12:00 AM

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