Betty Jane Watkins

December 23, 1933April 10, 2018

Betty Box Watkins, born December 23, 1933, in Booneville, passed away April 10, 1928, after a bout with ALS. She is survived by her husband of sixty-two years, Howard Watkins; and her son, Howard “Beau” Watkins, III. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sherrie Watkins; two brothers, Kelvis Box and Bruce Box; and two sisters, Margie Wilemon and Wilavee Cox.

A graveside service will be at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Booneville Cemetery.

Betty was a person who cared more for others than herself. She had a large zest for life. She enjoyed many activities with her new group of friends in Dallas, where she lived the past four years, along life long friendships from Arkansas, Mississippi and Missouri.

Betty was a loyal fan of the Dallas Cowboys, an avid games enthusiast, and family gatherings trying new foods.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to


  • A Celebration of Life Graveside Service Sunday, April 15, 2018

Betty Jane Watkins

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Joseph Casazza

April 14, 2018

Frank and I always had so much fun when Betty was around! Family gatherings were a real treat. Her smile and laughter and kindness to us will no be forgotten!

Mary Ann Casazza

April 13, 2018

Love to Granddad , Beau and Dianne , DJ and Christopher. Grandma Betty is going to be missed so much.
Holidays and family times were always so much fun because of Grandma Betty and her stories, jokes and laughter.
Love to you all.