WALNUT — Blanche M. Watkins, 87, of Walnut died Monday, May 26, 2014, at the Walnut Manor in Walnut.
Blanche was born on June 1, 1926, in Walnut, the daughter of J. Oren and Emma (Martinson) Johnson. She was united in marriage to Gail L. Watkins on Nov. 23, 1950, in Walnut. He preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 2007.
She is survived by her two daughters, Lynda Blaine of Sublette, and Jeanna (Robert) Ohda of Walnut; two sons: William ( Roberta) Watkins of Walnut,and David (Jul Adams) Watkins of Walnut; six grandchildren, six great grandchildren, one sister, Patricia Hill of Sycamore; one niece and one nephew.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann and one sister, Gloria. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 30, at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. Burial will be in Walnut Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, May 30.
A memorial has been established to the local 4-H Club and the First Christian Church of Walnut.