DEATH: Melvin Magellan Watkins

Melvin Magellan Watkins, 83, Marion, died on Nov. 23, 2022, at his residence.

There will be a Celebration of Life service at the Marion City Library Santa Fe Room will be announced at a later date.

A Committal Service at Ft. Scott National Cemetery will be announced at a later date in Ft. Scott.

Memorials to Hillsboro American Legion Post 366 or Marion City Library in care of Jost Funeral Home at P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, KS 67063.

He was born on Nov. 12, 1939, in Minneapolis, KS to Raymond and Gladys (Lott) Watkins. He married Joan Pierce on March 28, 1958, in Wichita.

Survivors include wife, Joan Kaye Watkins of Marion; daughter, Debra K. Steele of Marion; sister, Marilyn Kay Jones of Marion; 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

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