Jean Watkins: Died 02/06/2017

Jean Watkins

Claycomo, Missouri…..Jean (Simmons) Watkins, age 81, passed away at home Monday, February 6, 2017 after a courageous second battle with cancer.

The daughter of David and Nellie (Wilson) Simmons, Jean was born July 15, 1935 in Birmingham, England and immigrated to the United States in December, 1958. Jean immigrated to marry the love of her life, Benjamin R. Watkins, Sr. on December 21, 1958 at the Methodist Church in Stewartsville.

A wife, mother and homemaker, she is survived by her husband, Ben of the home; a son Benjamin Jr. and his wife Cindy (Gordon) of Glenaire, Missouri; and her daughter, Michele and her husband Gary Moss of Claycomo, Missouri. Jean has five grandchildren, Benjamin R. Watkins IV, David Watkins, Caleb Watkins, Andrew Watkins, and Joseph Moss; four great-grandchildren, Hope, Preston, Parker,  Hunter, and Gracelyn.  Jean was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Jacqueline (Jackie) Robidou.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Turner Family Funeral Home of Stewartsville with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Starfield, MO. Visitation: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Online condolences:

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10 Responses to “Jean Watkins: Died 02/06/2017”

  1. Linda Calligan February 8, 2017 at 4:10 am #

    Jean I will miss your beautiful smile! You will be sadly missed.

  2. Kyle Mead February 8, 2017 at 9:22 pm #

    I am so sorry for your loss

  3. Cindy February 9, 2017 at 2:47 am #

    Laurie, Wade and family – We are truly sorry for your loss and our sympathies to you and your extended families. You’re all in our thoughts and prayers.

    I’m sure you all have wonderful stories to share of her in her blessed 81 years.
    Hugs to all, Ron & Cindy Pray

  4. Rick Bolton February 9, 2017 at 1:57 pm #

    What an absolutely beautiful lady! Always had such an awesome spirit and sunshine in her voice. So very sorry to hear of her passing. Prayers to Benjamin and all of the family. We we will be thinking of you all.

  5. Cindy Watkins February 9, 2017 at 5:53 pm #

    I miss you, Ma ♥

  6. Betsy February 9, 2017 at 10:09 pm #

    I’m so sorry. Jean was a wonderful lady and great neighbor. Many good memories growing up next door. She was always smiling and laughing. She will be missed. Prayers for Big Ben , little Ben & Cindy, Michele & Gary and the grands.

  7. Rose Tyrone February 10, 2017 at 12:01 am #

    Aunt Jean, my cancer buddie, thanks for helping me through some bad times, Hope I was comfort to you too. Miss you greatly., Tell Mom hi for me.
    Love you always, Rose

  8. Bill kanan February 10, 2017 at 3:00 pm #

    Aunt Jean was so friendly 2 everyone she met. A true generous and humble person. Your smile was so awesome. Rest in heaven

  9. Pauline Philbeck February 12, 2017 at 1:28 pm #

    To my dear friend of many years I will miss you, oh so much! We have lots of memories. We laughed a lot!

  10. Jim and Veronica Judge February 18, 2017 at 3:15 pm #

    Remembering a good friend from the TBPA club back in the ’70’s. Jean always had a happy personality lovely smile and was full of life and fun.
    Our sympathy to the family. Jim and Veronica Judge, Sarasota Florida.

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