Memorial Service for Katherine L. Watkins age 93 of Neligh will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Abundant Life Christian Church in Neligh, NE with Associate Pastor Bryan Dunlap, Officiating. Arrangements being conducted by Beyer-Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh. She passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 in Neligh. Katherine LaVina Watkins was born on September 8, 1920 to Raymond and Vesta (Black) Gearhart in Omaha, Ne. She attended school at Avery School in Omaha. She continued to live in Omaha after school and worked at Martin Bomber Plant at Fort Crook. That is where she met Percy Watkins III. On June 1945, they were united in marriage. After the war she worked in Omaha a few years. They then moved to South Dakota and then moved back to Nebraska. Katherine enjoyed reading, gardening, sketching, and going for walks. She belonged to Eastern Star, Red Cross, and a member of Congregational Church. Survived by her daughter, Jackie Knievel of Neligh, NE. Three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Sisters: Irene Taylor of Bellevue, NE, Pearl Buresh of Dodge, NE. Sister-in-law, Joan Gearhart of Bellevue; brother-in-law, Robert Sullivan of Bellevue, NE. Numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents and husband. Sisters: Josephine White and Denita Sullivan. Brothers: Raymond Gearhart Jr. and Kenneth Gearhart.