Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at St. John's Anglican Church in Preemption. Burial is at the Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo, where memorials may be left to St. John's Anglican Church or Shriner's Hospital for Children. Online condolences can be made at fippingerfuneralhome.com.
She was born Jan. 29, 1923, in Chicago, to Dr. Clarence and Eva Isabelle Buller Carr. She graduated from Lyons High School in LaGrange, Ill., attended McMurray College in Jacksonville, Ill., and entered nurse's training at Augustana Hospital in Chicago. She married Robert D. Watkins Sr. March 27, 1943, in St. Louis, Mo.
Eudora and Bob owned and operated the Watkins Flowers Inc. in Chicago and Evergreen Park, retiring in 1990.
She was a member of St. John's Church, a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star and longtime member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
She enjoyed dancing, world traveling and being with her family.
Eudora is survived by her husband, Bob; one daughter, Dr. Suzanne (Gunter) Klein, Seattle, Wash.; two sons, Dr. Thomas (Nancy) Watkins, Aledo, and Robert D. Watkins Jr., Yorktown, Va.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one twin brother and one sister.
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