Lynda K. Blaine
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Lynda K. Blaine

Born: October 16, 1951; Princeton

Died: December 27, 2020; Berwyn

SUBLETTE – Lynda K. Blaine, 69, died Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Mac Neal Memorial Hospital in Berwyn.

She was born on October 16, 1951 in Princeton, IL, the daughter of Gail and Blanche (Johnson) Watkins. She married James Blaine on August 30, 1975 in Dixon and later divorced. Lynda worked as a teachers' aide in the Amboy School District for over20 years.

Survivors include her daughter, Jessica (Christian) Haydel of Davenport, IA; her son, Joshua Blaine of Rock Island; her sister, Jeanna (Robert) Ohda of Walnut; and her brothers, William (Roberta) Watkins of Walnut and David Watkins.

She was preceded in death by her sister Elizabeth Watkins.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 8, 2021, at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Maytown, with the Reverend Randy Fronik officiating. Burial will conclude at Walnut Cemetery. Arrangements by Garland Funeral Homes.

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Published in Bureau County Republican on Jan. 6, 2021.
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January 13, 2021
My deepest Sympathies to Lynda’s children and her Family!

Lynda was my best friend through high school and well into adulthood! We lost contact about fifteen years ago and I am very sorry!

I am so sorry to everyone who loved Lynda, but especially to “Mom and Dad” Watkins! Even when Blanche reprimanded me for leading Lynda astray, (even though our antics were always mutual decisions!) she made me feel loved and part of the family!

I was her Maid of Honor in her wedding! As long as I lived in Princeton where she and Jessica were close enough to drive to my apartment or house, she was there for me! Lynda made certain that when she visited with her little baby/toddler, Jessica always brought me a little gift, most of which I still have!

I’m so sorry I couldn’t be there for her and the family!

Paula (Fairbanks) Cosenza
January 13, 2021
I am so sorry for losing Lynda! She was my. Best friend and “sister” through high school and well into adulthood! I was her maid of honor in her wedding! We managed to get in trouble with both our families!

Lynda, I’m sorry we drifted so far apart these last ten or fifteen years! I think about you often and always will!

My Sincerest regrets to Mom and Dad Watkins and sister and brothers! You all allowed me to be included in your family when I needed it most and I will never forget!
Paula (Fairbanks) Cosenza
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