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William E. Watkiss
Jul 20,1939---Feb 25,2018
William E. Watkiss, 78, went home to his eternal reward the 25th of February, 2018 in Kansas City, MO. His memorial service will be held this Saturday at New Stanton Assembly of God located at 117 Assembly of God Lane in New Stanton, PA 15672.


William “Bill” was born on the 20th of July, 1939 in Sutersville, Pennsylvania to William W. & Ethel Watkiss. He grew up on the family farm in Ruffsdale, Pennsylvania and served in the Army National Guard. He married the love of his life, Beverly J. Watkiss, on September 2, 1960.


They raised 4 boys and were married for 57 years. Bill worked for the United Mine Workers of America for 36 years, and was heavily involved serving the local churches he attended over the years while serving his Lord and Savior. He so loved his family and always was blessed to spend time with them. Bill had a passion for the outdoors, wildlife, hunting & fishing, animals and his recent little buddy “Bella”.


He is survived by his wife Beverly, his 4 sons and their wives, Bill & Renita, Brent & Janet, Barry & Aurelia, and Brandon & Ashley. He has 8 grandchildren, Chris (Adrianne), Blake (Shelley), Jared, Grant (Sarah), Noah, Preston, Luke, and Anna. He has 3 great-grandchildren, Keona, Parker, and Christian. He also has two sisters and their husbands, Craig & Ethel Truzzie, and Nick & Dorothy Strosko.


In Lieu of Flowers



In honor of William E. “Bill” Watkiss, the family suggests memorial contributions be donated to New Vision Children's Home in Manchester, Jamaica for the development of its agriculture program. The program is to help feed the children and to create a holistic platform for sustainability. Checks should be made to: Englewood Church / Memo: New Vision Ag Program and sent to Englewood Church / 10628 E. Winner Road / Independence / MO / 64052
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New Stsanton Assembly of God
117 Assembly of God Lane
New Stanton
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Mar 03 ,2018
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