Twila Fay Watkins, 90, was born February 27, 1930 in Independence, Mo., in a car on the way to the hospital to parents Anna and Wilson Peacock. Her father died in 1938 and the four children were distributed to aunts. Twila moved to Denver at the age of 15. She passed away September 12, 2020.
On August 27, 1950, Twila married Reginald Watkins at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Denver, Colo. She was a quilter and made at least 500 baby quilts for newborns over the years. Twila belonged to Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Excelsior Springs, Mo., since 1967. She has been at Valley Manor Care and Rehabilitation Center in Excelsior Springs since July of this year.
Twila is survived by six children, Craig Watkins, Patricia Summers (Dennis), Kathleen Robinson, Paul Watkins (Lee), Janyce Butler (James), and Carol Lippert (Brian); 14 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.
A visitation will be held Friday, September 18, 2020 at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Excelsior Springs, Mo., from 9 to 10:30 a.m. with a service to follow. She will be buried at Old Union Cemetery in Lawson, Mo., following the service.
Arrangements are in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.
Our Sincere Condolences
My deepest condolences to Ms Twila’s family at this difficult time. She is at the right hand of our Heavenly Father now. We’ll see her again.
I will miss her calm peaceful demeanor. Her kindness and generosity.
God bless you all. Love, Liz
It is with a heavy heart that I remember my dear sister-in-law Twila Faye. The memories may come from many years ago when I was a young boy dropping in on my brother Reg and Twila’s house knowing she would have some “goodies” and a cold soda. Oh, she made so many wonderful deserts. She would see me shooting hoops in the yard and would open her door and say “Ronnie, I have some freshly made cookies, would you like one?” Before she finished her question I would be inside having not one, but maybe three of four cookies. When Reg and Twila got married in 1950 I was a proud 13 year old when Reg asked me to be in the wedding party. Twila was so beautiful and I remember just staring at her in awe, not with a crush, but just admiring her beauty. As time went on and Reg and brothers Bob and Ardell taught me to drive in a 1938 Chevy, I think. I got my drivers license and when I got to high school and it was prom time, I would ask Reg And Twila if I could borrow their really nice Oldsmobile to take my date to the prom. I did this more that once and it must have worked because I married my steady date, Renee, and we were married over 50 years before she passed from brain cancer. Twila always asked me to stop by before I left on a prom night so she could see me all dressed up. She would straighten my bow tie and make sure my pocket hankie was just right. So many memories and not once, I mean not even once do I remember Twila getting mad. She had the greatest smile and was such a loving person. I am truly blessed to have had Twila cross my path on my young journey through life. I love you Twila. Rest in peace. I know you will have some cookies waiting for me when I see you again.