© Stilwell (OK) Democrat Journal
November 20, 1997
Submitted by: Wanda Elliott
Waco Watkins, born February 23, 1925 to Harley and Essie (Robinette) Watkins in Stilwell, Oklahoma and departed this life November 15, 1997 at Memorial Hospital in Stilwell, Oklahoma, at the age of 72 years.
Waco lived in the Bell Community during his early childhood. He has lived his entire life in the Stilwell area. He had a great love for horses, always an interest in riding, being active in rodeos and caring for his quarter horses. He drove a butane truck for years, always enjoying his visits and chats with his many customers. He and his family also raised chickens on their small farm west of town.
On December 23, 1950, he married Allene Means. To this union, three daughters: Rhonda, Rita, and Mary Ann were born. Waco was a person who always enjoyed life, taking advantage of every day of it. On August 25, 1990, accepted the Lord into his life and was baptized at the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Stilwell.
Preceding him in death are his parents and a sister, Elizabeth Baie.
Survivors are his wife, Allene of the home, three daughters: Rhonda Brown and husband Mike, Rita Smith, Mary Ann Duncan and husband Randy all of Stilwell; six grandchildren; Chris Brown and wife Sandra; Casey Brown; Shandi and Travis Smith; and Caleb and Canaan Duncan.
Also surviving are five sisters: Oma Green-Seigmann of Stilwell, Dona Bell Green of Carthage, Missouri, Minnie Gann of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, Ruby Merriott of Brentwood, California, Mertie Day of Byron, California; two brothers: Dallas Watkins of Stilwell, Oklahoma and Emmett Watkins of Rubicon, Wisconsin; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral Services were held Tuesday November 18, at the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Varnell and Bro. Hubert Sponsler officiating.
Interment was in the Spade Mountain Cemetery.
Allene Means Watkins
© Stilwell (OK) Democrat Journal
February 4, 2009
Submitted by: Annajo Cantrell Limore
Allene Watkins, daughter of Thomas & Cora (Deason) Means, was born July 15, 1928 in the Spade Mountain Community of Stilwell, Ok.
She passed from death unto eternal life January 23, 2009 in Springdale, AR at the age of 80 years, 6 months and 8 days. Allene was married to Waco Watkins December 23, 1950 and to this union three daughters were born: Rhonda, Rita, and Mary Ann.
She began her teaching career in 1947 at the Rabbit Trap School. Her career would take her to Cave Springs as well as the Adair County Reading Program. She then moved to Maryetta School where she taught until her retirement in 1983 with 36 years of dedication to the education of Adair County Children.
Allene was a faithful member of the Christian Worship Center. She has been a faithful member of her church, serving as teacher, bible school worker, providing a card ministry. She was an active member of the Adair County Retired Teachers Association serving as secretary for many years. Allene also enjoyed volunteering at the Memorial Hospital Auxillary. Whe was also a member of the Stoney Point Home Extension.
Allene was preceded in death by her parents and husband Waco of 46 years.
She is survived by a loving family that includes her children: Rhonda Brown & husband Mike of Stilwell, OK, Rita King & husband David of Strang, OK, and Mary Ann Duncan & husband Randy of Stilwell, OK; 7 grandchildren: Chris Brown & wife Kristy; Casey Brown & wife Andrea, Travis & Shandi Smith, Casey King & wife Erin, Caleb & Canaan Duncan; and 3 great grandchildren: Collin Brown, Lauren Brown, and Carson Brown. She is also survived by 3 brothers: Carthel Means & wife Wilma, Willie Means & wife Audrey, and Jerry Means & wife Ann, all of Stilwell, OK; 1 sister: Bethel Woods & husband Burlan of Westville, OK; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends also survive her.
Funeral services were held, Monday, January 26, 2009 in the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Chapel with Bro. Hubert Sponsler and Bro. Jimmie Varnell officiating. Interment followed in the Spade Mountain Cemetery under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home.
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