Ruth H. Watkins, 90, of Springfield, IL, left this world at 3:38 pm, Monday, July 30, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born January 21, 1922 in Springfield, IL to Matthew and Edith Pearl Parrish Richno.
Survivors include four children, Charles E. Freeman of Lewiston, ID, Bonnie L. (Tom) Kell of Cadiz, KY, Alvin L. (Devona) Watkins, Jr. and Connie L. Watkins both of Springfield; ten grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; one sister, Mary Morrison of Collinsville, IL and one brother, Larry (Donna) Richno of Springfield.
She was preceded in death by one grandchild, Robert G. Freeman; five brothers, Matthew, Frederick, Russell, William and Glenn Richno and three sisters, Lydia Crawford, Edith Whitman and Velma M. Smith.
She was a resident of Springfield most of her life and worked as a Lady Painter.
Visitation: 4:00 – 7:00 pm Thursday, August 2, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 11 am, Friday, August 3, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home with Chaplain Terry Link officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.