Dema Ellen Watkins

Dema Ellen Watkins, 88, of Tiffin, passed away at 10:38 a.m. Monday, Jan.13, 2020, at Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital.

She was born April 11, 1931, in Pleasant Twp., to Joseph and Alta (Kiser) Peterson. She married Dalton Richard Watkins Sept. 3, 1950, in Pleasant Township, and he preceded her in death Nov. 20, 2000.

Dema is survived by her children, Connie Sue (Tom) Kalb of Bucyrus and Michael Lee (Kimme) Watkins of Medina; two grandchildren, Jenny (Brad) Owens of Shaker Heights and Joe (Hilary) Kalb of Gahanna; two great-grandchildren, Aaron and Abby Owens; and a brother, Donald A. Peterson of Toledo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two brothers, William and Dale Peterson.

She was a graduate of the Old Fort High School class of 1949 and retired from Old Fort Bank after 27 years. She was a member of Old Fort United Methodist Church and volunteered at the Ritz Theatre, Mercy Hospital and with Red Cross Bingo.

Visitation for family and friends will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory, Tiffin.

Her funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Pleasant Union Cemetery, Old Fort.

Memorial contributions may be made to Old Fort United Methodist Church, Seneca House or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.engleshookfuneralhome.com.