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Obituaries

Obituaries

Phoebe Watkins Lawrence

Graveside service and burial for Phoebe Watkins, 93, Lawrence, will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at Maple Grove Cemetery, Lawrence.
Mrs. Watkins died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
She was born Dec. 19, 1916, in Richland, the daughter of Charles and Henrette O’Banion Smith Johnson.
Mrs. Watkins was a homemaker, Army mother, and life member of the NAACP.
She married Franklin Luther Watkins on June 16, 1937, in Kansas City, Mo. He preceded her in death May 26, 1997.
She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Mark Johnson on Dec. 27, 2006.
Survivors include two daughters, Sonja Johnson and husband Clarence, Kansas City, Mo., and Barbara Sabol and husband Joseph, Lawrence; a sister-in-law, Mary L. Irving, Oklahoma City, Okla.; four grandchildren, Njeri Shomari, Frankie Davis, Sterling Johnson and Christopher Johnson; eight great-grandchildren, Delbart Hughes, Frankye Hughes, Franklin Davis, Malcolm Davis, Derek Johnson, Corbin Johnston, Jennifer Nelson and Jacqueline Nelson; and four great-great-grandchildren, Khaury El-Amin, Nia Hughes, Damani Hughes and Christian Davis.
The family suggests memorials to Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care, sent in care of the Warren McElwain Mortuary.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.“