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Nancy A. (Cardwell) Watkins

August 24, 1938 ~ December 15, 2017 (age 79)

Nancy A. Watkins

Nee: Cardwell

Age 79, passed away peacefully at home on Friday December 15, 2017 with her family by her side.

Survived by her loving husband James Watkins; children Terry Colnar, Timothy (Dina) Colnar, Tina (Dale) Giglietti-Torkel, Steve Colnar, Sabrina Josephs, Sherri Johns and Leslie Watkins; 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by one daughter Cindy Weaver; parents Reuben and Pearl (Taylor) Cardwell; siblings Howard, Robert, Russell, Gilbert, Sylvia, Phyllis, Carol and George.

Born and raised in Joliet, living in Shorewood.   Nancy loved to cook and bake for her family and friends.  Her hobbies were painting and ceramics.  She was a huge Elvis fan.  Nancy was a very giving person and was a mother to all.

Special Thank You to her loving and caring daughter Sabrina, who cared for Nancy for the past year and half.  Also a Special Thank You to Joliet Area Community Hospice, Nurse Guy Walters and all the caregivers.

Funeral Services, Tuesday December 19, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home, with Rev. Michael Walker officiating.  
Interment Elmhurst Cemetery.  Visitation Monday 6-9 p.m.

 Service Information

December 18, 2017

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home
1500 Black Road
Joliet, IL 60435

Funeral Service
December 19, 2017

10:00 AM
Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home
1500 Black Road
Joliet, IL 60435

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