Imogene Watkins

Imogene Watkins, 92, of Springdale, died Thursday, February 13, 2020. She was born November 8, 1927, in Springdale, to Frank and Viola Palmer Hutcheson. Imogene loved her family dearly. She was a long-time member of the Pleasant Street Church of Christ. She enjoyed fishing, camping, and shopping local garage sales.

She is survived by her loving husband of 74 years Ken E. Watkins; two daughters, Linda Whitman and Brenda Lee and husband Doug, both of Springdale; nine grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.

Imogene was preceded in death by three sons, Kenny Watkins Jr., Eddie Watkins, and Benny Watkins; two sisters; and one brother.

Service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 18, at Heritage Funeral Home chapel with interment at Shady Grove Cemetery.

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Brenda Lee
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Brenda Lee

Being that I’m 60+ years, I have a great lot of memories. of my mom. She was always fair to me growing up & most importantly she was always “there for me” any time I needed it. Not just for myself but her entire family. She would’ve sacrificed her own happiness, I imagine her very life, to make sure we were happy….. our whole lives. She was a really good canasta player & I was happy to always have her as my partner on card nights with her & my dad, even though she took great risks, many times not… Read more »

Ruth T.
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Ruth T.

We called her Nanny. She was very nice, & friendly. I would visit sometimes on Thanksgiving (sampled the food), & visited w/her, & her husband (we called Pops), & everyone else who would be there.

Lynette
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Lynette

There’s so many memories, but some of the fondest ones were when we used to all get together and go to a river somewhere and have picnics and floating on the river and can’t forget about all the camping trips. When I was a little girl I used to have toothaches and she would hold me and rock and sing to me till they went away. I also remember picking switches for a spanking lol and boy did I deserve them hahaha

Jennifer
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Jennifer

I remember being a kid and believing that Nanny and Pop would live forever. Its so surreal to think Nanny isn’t here anymore. I’ll miss her every single day until I see her again.

Jennifer
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Jennifer

I have a whole lifetime of memories that I could list on here. Nanny lived a simple life, but she made it fun and interesting! She was ornery: One day I was sitting next to her on the couch and Pop was feeding the fire. Nanny was eating an apple, and when there wasn’t anything left but the core, she said “Watch this” and tossed the apple across the living room and right into the back of Pop’s head. He turned around and asked what that was and she just started giggling. We both had a good laugh at that.… Read more »

Tina M Bolstad
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Tina M Bolstad

Im so sorry for your loss, praying for the family.

Don and Betty watkins
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Don and Betty watkins

Don’s oldest memory of Imogene is giving him what for because he took a dirty stick and marked her freshly hung laundry. He was just a young child when his brother Ken and she married ,there are so many memories over the years that it’s difficult to narrow them down but he does rember her kindness to him . I too will rember her for her kindness and her potted meat and onion sandwiches with mayo. She was quick to laugh and had beautiful expressive eyes. She will be missed by all.

April Watkins
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April Watkins

My husband (Imogenes grandson) has told me many stories about her when she was very active and adventurous. I love those stories <3 I’ve known her about 17 years myself and when I first met her she would go fishing and go on outings a lot still. Holidays at their home were wonderful. She was a very thoughtful woman & wanted the best for everyone. She will be greatly missed.

Betty Wilhite
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Betty Wilhite

Sorry for your loss. We have lost a good neighbor and she will be missed. Praying for the family.

Fern Channel
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Fern Channel

I have had the pleasure of being her neighbor for many years. She was a sweet lady. I remember taking her a blanket I crocheted last year and she was asleep when I took it over. Linda said when she woke up, she couldn’t wait to call me and thank me for it!
I have known her and Kenneth since 1974 and couldn’t ask for better neighbors.
She will be missed.
Love and prayers for the family.

Christy Kirkland
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Christy Kirkland

I will just say she was always nice to me. She loved her family and was a great matriarch for her family. The world has lots a little more colour. A strong woman who defied tragedy and loss to carry on for decades loving her husband and her family!
#oneofthegreatones