Cover photo for Bernadine Watkins's Obituary
Bernadine Watkins Profile Photo
1930 Bernadine 2015

Bernadine Watkins

August 6, 1930 — June 9, 2015

Bernadine M. (Hughes) Watkins, 84, Chillicothe, passed away in Toulon on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

She was born August 6, 1930 in Wyoming, IL to Bernard and Virginia (Knowles) Hughes. She married John F. "Bruce" Watkins on September 6, 1952. He survives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Bernard "Jim" Hughes; and one sister, Virginia Babb.

She is survived by her children, Nancy (Rex) Pence, John W. (Cathrine) Watkins, Bernard J. (Kathleen) Watkins, Phillip D. (Denise) Watkins, and Kathleen (Charles) Jordan; one brother, Gerald Hughes; as well as 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Bernadine was a devoted wife and mother, working at Frye's Five and Dime in Wyoming in her youth, and later as a medical assistant to Dr. Frank Brooks and Dr. Stephen C. Thompson. She was a member of the American Association of Medical Assistants. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, husband, and watching the Cubs. The family would like to especially thank the Toulon Rehabilitation and Health Center. They provided her with loving care for many years.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, June 12, 2015 at St. Edward Catholic Church in Chillicothe. Friends and family are invited to a visitation the night before on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe from 5:00-7:00 PM. A Rosary will be held for Bernadine following the visitation. Burial will be at Wyoming Cemetery, following the funeral mass. Fr. Keith Walder will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials and donations may be made to The Alzheimer's Unit at the Toulon Rehabilitation and Health Center in Toulon.


JUN 11. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

Weber-Hurd Funeral Home
PO Box 294
Chillicothe, IL 61523


JUN 11. 7:00 PM (CDT)

Weber-Hurd Funeral Home
PO Box 294
Chillicothe, IL 61523


JUN 12. 10:00 AM (CDT)

St. Edward Catholic Church
1216 N Sixth Street
Chillicothe, IL 61523

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Bernadine M Watkins, please visit our floral store.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Bernadine Watkins, please visit our flower store.

Visits: 9

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers