This is the obituary of my husband’s great aunt, Rachel “Nell” Nellie (Green) Watkins, the sister of Fred Ozro Green. It was published in the Kalamazoo Gazette on July 15, 1973. I must admit, I have never seen so many spelling errors in a single obituary throughout all of my research…
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Obituary for Rachel Nell Watkins
Mrs. Rachel Nell
Formerly of 346 S. Rose–
Passed away July 13, 1973. She was born April 16, 1888 in Kendal [sic/Kendall], Michigan, daughter of Abner O. and Marian [sic/Marion] Root Greene [sic/Green]. She was a member of St. Augustine Church. Was the widow of Wortherington [sic/Worthington] G. Watkins who passed away July 15, 1959. She is survived by a step-brother, Francis Fobers [sic/Forbes] of Kalamazoo; one sister-in-law Mrs. John (Qave) Greene [sic/Green] of Yuciapa, Calif; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends are being received at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home. Graveside Services will be held Monday at 10 O’clock at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Rev. Charles Crowley officiating.