LILBOURN - Pauline Watkins, 82, died Oct. 28, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born Sept. 2, 1925, in Conway, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Seth and Arkie Nichols Baker.
On Aug. 21, 1943, she married Jeff Watkins, who preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 1990.
Two sons, Larry Watkins and Dennis Watkins; and three daughter, Joyce Pugh, Ruby Watkins and Shirley Ann Watkins also preceded her in death.
Survivors include: four sons, Jerry Watkins of Lilbourn, James Watkins of Windthop, Ind., Jeff Watkins Jr. of Lafayette, Ind. and Herbert Watkins of Dexter; two daughters, Annie Stephens of Lilbourn and Becky Staggs of Kingman, Ind.; two sisters, Virginia Newton of Bernie and Ree Fortenberry of Columbia; and 28 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Darrell Pollock officiating.
Burial will follow in Hagy Cemetery in Dexter.
Pallbearers will be: Matthew Parks, Paul Parks, Jeffery Staggs, Mark Parks and Andy Watkins.