Rachel Ann (Onley) Watkins

January 13, 1936 ~ December 12, 2020 (age 84)


Danville- Rachel Ann (Onley) Watkins, 84, of Danville, IL formerly of Cayuga, IN. Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loving family at 9:26 pm on Saturday, December 12, 2020.

Rachel was born on January 13, 1936 in Cayuga, IN to Edward and Marie Onley.

Survivors include one daughter: Vicky L. Steele; two sons: Wesley Watkins and Jimmy Sollars; one sister: Shirley Tolley of Milan, IL; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother: Dale Onley; three sisters: Helen Julian, Elizabeth Fortner, Betty Moody; two sons: Steven Sollars and Kevin Watkins; two grandsons: Anthony Sollars and James Crozier; one granddaughter: Brittney Watkins; and one great-grandson: Austin Richards

She enjoyed spending time with family, fishing, and mushrooming. She had a passion for bowling and was named in the Danville Area Bowling Association Hall of Fame on March 2, 2019. She had a gift for gardening and gladly shared her green thumb secrets with all of her children and grandchildren. She loved cheering for her Cubs and will be remembered for her enthusiasm while shouting at her television.

Graveside prayer and obituary reading will be Tuesday, December 15 at 1:00 p.m. at Atherton Cemetery in Danville. Everyone is welcome. Online condolences:

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Graveside Service
December 15, 2020

1:00 PM
Atherton Cemetery
Perrysville Road
Danville, Illinois 61832

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