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Mary Marceda Summerfield Watkins


Posted By: Alvin Poole (email)
Date: 12/7/2017 at 11:46:29

Mary Marcedda (Summerfield) Watkins, 92, died May 30, 2017, at Longview Nursing Home in Missouri Valley.

A funeral service was held June 3, at Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine,. The clergy was the Rev. Carla Johnsen. Musicians were Mary Kay Eby and Sue Benedickt and the musical selections were “The Old Rugged Cross” and “In the Garden.”

Pallbearers were: Carl Brink, Mike Seimer, Jack Seimer, Neil Scott, Mark Watkins, Mark Immekus, Shane Gast and Austin Mills. The final resting place is at the Woodbine Cemetery.

Mary was on born Oct. 12, 1924, in Moorhead to William and Annie (Lovell) Summerfield. Mary was united in marriage to Darrell Dwight Watkins on August 13, 1942, in Woodbine.

The couple farmed near Woodbine, Moorhead, Dow City and Arion. In 1960 they moved to Arion and built a home. Darrell worked as a salesman and Mary worked at a nursing home and a meat processing plant in Denison. They moved to Woodbine in 1986 and to Missouri Valley in 2015.

Mary was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Woodbine. She enjoyed gardening, and baking. Mary always made homemade bread up until the last few years. If you stopped to visit, Mary always had food available.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents and her nine siblings, Edna Frazier, Goldie Pedersen, Ralph Summerfield, Ruth Siemer, Walt Summerfield, Orville Summerfield, LaVonne Brink, Sally Schuler and an infant sibling.

She is survived by husband, Darrell Watkins of Missouri Valley; sons, Darrell Jr. (Colleen) of Maryland Heights, Mo., and Merrill of Omaha, Neb.; four grandchildren, Kris (Mark) Immekus of St Charles, Mo., Cynthia Simon of Jupiter Fla., Mark (Sarah) Watkins of Omaha, and Merrill Scott (Marcy) Watkins of Maricopa Ariz.; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and many other relatives and friends.

Fouts Funeral Home- Woodbine 9 Jun 2017


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