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Phyllis N. Watkins

May 26, 2013
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Phyllis N. Watkins, 84, of Parkersburg, passed away May 25, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center.

She was born Jan. 11, 1929, in Jackson County, W.Va., a daughter of the late John and Clara Icenoggle Collins.

Phyllis graduated from Wirt County High School, was a homemaker and enjoyed doing needlecraft.

She is survived by three daughters, Rebecca (Ron) Ward of Parkersburg, Sherry (Larry) Deem of Rockport, W.Va., and Judy Sheppard, also of Parkersburg; one son, Randy (Judy) Watkins of Belpre, Ohio; one sister, Bernice Jones of Parkersburg; nine grandchildren, Ben (Beth) Buskirk, Joanna Buskirk, Molly Ward, Michael (Melissa) Deem, Joseph (Jamie) Deem, Jason Cowan, Sarah (Jeremy) Benton, Noah Sheppard and Luke (Amber) Sheppard; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roger Watkins, who passed in 1985; three brothers; and four sisters.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike St., Parkersburg, with Pastor Robert Watkins officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen North Cemetery in Parkersburg. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the Watkins family at



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