Mary Watkins

FAIRBORN — Mary Jean Watkins, age 76 of Fairborn, passed away Friday April 25, 2014 in the Soin Medical Center. She was born July 8, 1937 in Glasgow, KY, the daughter of the late Floyd and Ruey (Whitlow) Holton. Jean retired from the Fairborn Post Office; and was an avid bingo and trivia player, devoted Reds fan, and a book collector. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce in 2007; and a son, William C. Burkhart. She is survived by two grandsons, David (Susan) Burkhart, Billy (Robin) Burkhart, both of Wilmington; 12 great-grandchildren and another expected soon; close friend, Annette Finlayson and her daughter, Jennifer Snook; in-laws, Adrian (Hazel) Watkins, Vernil Watkins, Bea (Jim) Diffendal, Glenna Molina; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and many dear friends. A funeral service will be held on Friday May 2, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. in the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn, Pastor Eric Meade officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until the time of service. Burial will follow in the Byron Cemetery. Condolences may be made to the family at

Funeral Home

Belton Stroup Funeral Home
422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road Fairborn, OH 45324
Published in Fairborn Daily Herald from Apr. 30 to May 1, 2014