Wanda J. Watkins

November 21, 1934 ‒ October 24, 2020

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Wanda J. Watkins, 85, of Lexington passed away Saturday, October 24, 2020 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital following a brief illness.

The daughter of Herbert Harden Sr. and Ethel (Kehrwecker) Harden, Wanda was born November 21, 1934 in Mt. Gilead.

She worked at Stevens Manufacturing and later at Value City.

Wanda was a big WWE wrestling fan, often telling her family that she needed to get home to watch that evening’s matches.  She also collected dolls.  Wanda cherished and adored her grandchildren.  They brought her such great joy.  A loving and devoted wife, mom and grandma, she will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her daughters Cathy Miller of Lexington and Julie (Rex) Jordan of Marion; 6 grandchildren, Michael Miller, Eric Miller, Victoria Miller, Jeremiah Jordan, Sandy Watkins, and Jeff Watkins; 13 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; siblings Thelma Harmon, Velma (Tom) Allen, and Herbert Harden, Jr.; numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband Oren Watkins; son David Watkins; grandson David Miller; siblings Paul Harden, Eleanor Southerland, and Spencer Harden.

Her family will receive friends Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from 12 pm – 2 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where her funeral will begin at 2 pm.  Celebrant Dave Roberts will speak and burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to assist her family with funeral expenses.  Please make checks payable to Snyder Funeral Homes.

Online condolences may be made by visiting: SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • Jeff & Sandy, I’m so sorry for your loss. I pray God gives you peace & comfort. Lean on each other with the good memories. Please let me know if you need anything.

  • You are with our Family now and at peace. We will see you again. You will be sadly missed till then. I will miss your laughter and wisdom. God Bless YOU!!
    LOVE, Nephew, Jimmy, and Carol Harmon.

  • I worked with Wanda for many years at Essex Wire. She was always so sweet to everyone, and I can honestly say I never saw her in a bad mood. She gave me so much candy that she finally told me to just get in her purse and get it myself. I haven’t seen her for years, but I have very good and clear memories of what a wonderful person she was. I’m glad to have known her, and I know she will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
    Rest in Heaven Wanda.

  • It is with great sadness today , that I read about the passing of Wanda. Please accept my sympathies from the keckler, Scribner, Sherman families Wanda was very important to all of us.

    Clarence Keckler