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Barbara A. (Hawke) Watkins

Barbara A. (Hawke) Watkins Obituary

Barbara A. Watkins (Hawke), 78, of Hazle Twp. passed away Tuesday morning in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton.

Born in Kingston, she was the daughter of the late David and Marie Horlacher, Drums. She was a 1960 graduate of West Hazleton High School.

Barbara was a dedicated certified nursing assistant and was employed at Kadima Nursing Home, Drums, for more than 25 years.

Barbara loved cooking and baking; however, her greatest joys were her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her dear aunt, Mimi.

Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Richard A. Watkins; daughter, Cindy Barnes and her husband, Ronald, Hazle Twp.; son, Richard D. Watkins and his wife, Amanda, Fern Glen; grandchildren, Amanda Cancerius and her husband, Shawn; Brandon Barnes and his wife, Lindsey; Chloe, Jade Ann and RJ Watkins; great-granddaughter, Aubrey Cancerius; half-sisters, Shirley Ann Hall and Dale Ann Sawyers, both of Baltimore, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Butler Chapel of Krapf & Hughes Funeral Home Inc., 530 W. Butler Drive, Drums.

A private burial will follow at St. John's Lutheran and United Church of Christ Cemetery. The officiant for the service will be Pastor Sandy Murphy.

Friends and relatives may call the morning of the service from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Social distancing and masks are required.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. John's United Church of Christ, 772 St. Johns Road, St. Johns, PA 18247.

Condolence messages may be entered in the family's online memorial guest book on the funeral home website at www.khfuneralhomes.com.


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