Matilda (Tillie) J. Watkins-Goshorn

Died: Sat., Jun. 28, 2008

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Matilda J. (Tillie) Watkins-Goshorn, 77, 103 Parkridge Place, Piqua, Ohio and formerly of Sidney, Ohio died at the Upper Valley Medical Center, Piqua, Ohio on Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 2:30 PM and went to be with her Lord and Savior. She was born May 5, 1931 in Pemberton, Ohio the daughter of Grover C. and Carrie I. (Crawford) Goshorn, now deceased. The Goshorn family lived for many years in Shelby County. Tillie was schooled in Sidney, Ohio and was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Piqua, Ohio. She was a music lover and participated in the High School Glee Club, the Sweet Adelines and the church choir. She also sang solos and was a part of quartet singing. She was employed at the Orr Felt Company in Piqua, Ohio for over twenty-two years in the Burling-Mending Department and trained new burlers. She also served as Recording Secretary of the Local Union ACTWU. Tillie leaves five daughters, Ms. Rebecca (Becky) S. Smithy of Chattanooga, Tennessee; Ms. Elizabeth (Liz) A. Cales of Troy, Ohio; Ms. Barbara L. Smedley; Ms. Carol J. Beffer and Mrs. Jerry (DeAnna K.) Patton all of Sidney and one son, Mr. Kevin A. Watkins. of Cleveland, Tennessee. One son, David L. Watkins is deceased. She has one brother, Elmer L. Goshorn of Hixson, Tennessee and two sisters, Mrs. R. P. Burgess (Lucille) of Harriman, Tennessee and Mrs. Jess (Mary Ellen) Fugate of Sidney, Ohio. Two brothers, James C. Goshorn and Francis M. Goshorn and one sister, Mrs. Robert E. (Anna) Scott Sr. are deceased. There are nine grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and three step great-grandchildren. Three grandchildren are deceased. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at 10:30 AM at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home with Rev. Lincoln Robinson officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Point Cemetery, Pasco, Ohio. Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 1, 2008 from 4-8 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice and envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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