The Pryor Times


November 24, 2012

Obituary: Laverne Watkins

— Laverne R. Watkins, 78, of Pryor, died on Wednesday, at her home in Pryor. Laverne was born on June 9, 1934 in Mayes County, the daughter of D. H. and Ona Whorton. Laverne graduated from Pryor High School in 1952 and was married to Jerry Watkins that same year. They moved to California in 1963 and returned back to Pryor in 1991, where Watkins worked as a real estate agent. She enjoyed golfing, bridge and fishing.


She is survived by her husband, Jerry ; three sons, Rick and his wife, Anita of Australia, Ron and his wife, Carol of Bixby,  and Randy and his wife, Kim of Huntington Beach, CA; one brother, D.H. Whorton of Springfield, MO; three sisters, Dorothy Packard of Pryor, Nita Elund of LaQuinta, CA and Cleo Sliepcevich of Norman. Watkins was preceded in death by one brother, J. D. Whorton; two sisters, Reana Griffith and LaRue Doss


Graveside Services will be held on Monday, November 26,  at 2:30 p.m. in the Graham Memorial Cemetery with her son. The Rev. Rick Watkins officiating. To leave a personal message to her family,  see her web memorial at The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6p.m to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service.

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