Dorothy E. Watkins, age 81, of New Douglas, passed away Saturday, August 9, at Hitz Memorial Home. Memorial services for 81 year-old Dorothy E. Watkins will be at a later date. Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra is in charge of arrangements.
She was born on Monday, December 26, 1932, in Springfield, MO, the daughter of Lester and Dorothy (nee Ryker) Viles.
Mrs. Watkins was born at Springfield, MO. She had spent most of her life living in Grayslake (Lake County), Illinois. She had worked in the State’s Attorney’s Office at Lake County, IL for 20 years. She retired to Mesa, Arizona.
Daughter – Elaine (Billy) Essary, New Douglas, IL
Son – Samuel H. Hilton, Saint Louis, MO
Daughter – Evelyn A. (Tim) Lanning, Merriam, KS
Grandchildren – Five Grandchildren
Great Grandchild – One Great-grandchild
Sister – Diane Hayworth, Grayslake, IL
She was preceded in death by:
Father – Lester Viles
Mother – Dorothy Viles (nee Ryker).
Sister – Katy Adams
First Husband – Benjamin J. Hilton
Second Husband – William T. Watkins