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Makala C. Watkins, 19, Cromwell, passed away at 11:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
She was born May 14, 1998, in Goshen, to Margaret Kay Wanamaker and Timothy Daniel Watkins. She attended Goshen High School and Bartow High School. She lived most of her life in Elkhart County, except one year in Bartow, Florida, before moving to Cromwell.
She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Margaret (Terrance) Wise, Cromwell; father and stepmother, Timothy (Tylynn) Watkins, North Webster; two sisters, Katelyn Wanamaker, Goshen, and Autumn Wise, Cromwell; three brothers, Jasper Wise, Dakota Wise and Tylar Gonyon, all of Cromwell; maternal grandparents, Anita Howell, Goshen, and Donald Wanamaker, Cromwell; paternal grandparents, Lucille Watkins, Goshen, and Charles Watkins, Pikeville, Kentucky; stepgrandparents, Reba Wise, Ironton, Ohio, and Terry Searls, Granger; and step-great-grandmother, Fern Wise, Ironton, Ohio.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Terry Searls officiating.
Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. Ind. 15, Warsaw.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Makala Watkins Funeral Fund, c/o Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, IN 46567.
Published on November 22, 2017
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