Esther A. Watkins

Esther A. Watkins, 94, formerly of Michigantown, died February 16, 2023 at Milner Community Healthcare, Rossville, Ind.  She was born March 21, 1928 in Clinton County, Ind. to Melvin & Clara (Merrill) Phillips.  She married William Harold Watkins on November 24, 1946 and he preceded her in death on February 25, 1976.

Esther attended Jackson Township School and was a 1946 graduate of Michigantown High School.  She had lived most of her life in Clinton County.  She was a very active member of the Michigantown United Methodist Church and a former member of the Beard Order of Eastern Star.   Esther had been Postmaster of the Michigantown Post Office, retiring in 1997.

Esther is survived by 3 sons:  Richard (Renita) Watkins of rural Frankfort, Kevin (Vikki) Watkins of Frankfort, Steve Watkins of Marion, OH, Daughter:  Dianna (Michael) Kepner of Crawfordsville, Daughter-in-Law:  Jane Watkins of Forest, 7 Grandchildren and 15 Great Grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son Robert Watkins in 2002 and an infant granddaughter in 1976.

Funeral Services:

 Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Monday, February 20, 2023 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday St. Paul Cemetery, Forest, Ind.  Memorial donations may be made to the Michigantown United Methodist Church.  Please visit, where you may leave a condolence.