Della M. Watkins 1923 - 2009
Linwood — Services for Della Marie (Summers) Watkins, 85, Linwood, were Monday, May 4, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Kansas City, Kan. Burial was in Lenape Cemetery near Bonner Springs.
Mrs. Watkins died Thursday, April 30, 2009, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. She was born June 10, 1923, in Kansas City, Mo., where she lived until she moved as an adult to Anchorage, Alaska. She owned and operated Forget Me Not Cake Shop for 20 years in Anchorage.
Mrs. Watkins later returned to the Kansas City area, where she taught cake decorating for 29 years for Wilton Industries. She was a vice president and board member for five years of the International Cake Exploration Society.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Survivors include her husband of 67 years, James C. Watkins, of the home; two daughters, Carol Marie Paul, Starbuck, Wash., and Sherron Truax, Plano, Texas; a son, James Reed Watkins, Overland Park; a brother, Arnold Reed Summers Jr., Shawnee; 17 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, Bonner Springs, handled arrangements.