Pat Watkins

Pat Watkins, nee Ward, 74, of Alhambra, Illinois, formerly of Cahokia, Illinois, born Wednesday, September 14, 1938, in Poplar Bluff, MO, died Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland, Illinois.

Pat retired as a payroll manager for Stifel-Nicolaus. She was a member of Cahokia Park United Methodist Church, Cahokia Illinois. She was past President of Cahokia Jaycettes, Mother Advisor many years, Cahokia Assembly #12 order of Rainbow for Girls, past President Lewis and Clark chapter order of DeMolay Mothers Club.  Past Matron of Queen City chapter #697 O.E.S. and Trenton chapter #756 O.E.S. and currently Worthy Matron Highland chapter #524 O.E.S.  Al Sihah Temple #29 Daughters of the Nile, Judea Shrine W.S.J. Alhambra Community Club.

She was preceded in death by her:

  • Parents: James Elwood and E. Juanita nee Parchell Ward

Surviving are her:

  • Husband: Charles Watkins of Alhambra, IL
  • Daughters:
    • Carol (Gary) Dallas of Tuscola, IL                 
    • Donna Watkins of Alhambra, IL
  • Son: Wes (Rhonda) Watkins of Midwest City, OK
  • Grandchildren:
    • John Wesley (Amy) Watkins of Edmonds, OK                      
    • Christopher (Rachel) Watkins of Midwest City, OK
  • Great-Grandchildren:
    • Kylee Watkins                                
    • Carter Watkins

Memorial:  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Friday, November 30, 2012, Eastern Star Service at 7:00 pm followed by Nile Service at 7:30 pm. at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.

By her request cremation will be held after visitation.

Condolences left for Pat Watkins:

    carol and family, i am so sorry to hear about your mom, i enjoyed working with her at stifel for a long time, you have my deepest sympathy.

    peggy allred collinsville il 62234

    My sincere sympathy on this tragic loss, may you find peace with the Lord

    Lori Speiser Freeburg Illinois 62243

    So sorry for your loss. I remember your family so well as we all grew up together. Prayers and Thoughts to your family.

    Norm Sheble Dupo IL 62239

    I am sorry for your loss. I remember her fondly from my years with Rainbows. She was a rock and a mentor to all us silly girls who tried our best to follow her example for all that Rainbows stood for. Again sorry for your loss. RIP.

    Sheri Hosselkus-Randall St. Charles Mo 63304