Edna I. Watkins, 97

FEB. 25, 1916-APRIL 2, 2013

April 03, 2013

Edna Irene Watkins, 97, of Hagerstown, Md., died Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Ravenwood Assisted Living.

Born Feb. 25, 1916, in Leitersburg, Md., she was the daughter of the late H. Buhrman and Anna E. Neff Beard.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Charles Albert Watkins, on Nov. 14, 2006.

She was a 1935 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

She worked in various jobs in the Hagerstown area, and worked with her father in the grocery business.

She was a life member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She served on various committees.

She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

She is survived by one daughter, Anne Elizabeth Thayer of Hagerstown; one son, Daniel B. Watkins of Hagerstown; three grandchildren, Rhonda Richards and partner, Andi Kelly, of Rockville, Md., Elliot Richards and wife, Susann, of Chambersburg, Pa., and Susannah J. Hoffman and husband, Eric, of Greencastle, Pa.; and one great-grandson, Ethan Richards of Chambersburg.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Isabelle Lindsay Ross.

Funeral services will be Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Dr. David G. Oravec will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Music Program, 15 Randolph Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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