Obituary: Karen Kay Watkins


Karen Kay “Butterfly” Watkins, 73 of Batesville died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. She was born Aug. 29, 1947, in Mayville, North Dakota to Elmer and Louella Guttorson Jorgensen.

She was a retired truck driver for Dowell Transport in Batesville and a member of Surrounded Hill Missionary Baptist Church near Newport.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Bobby Jorgensen, and one sister, Marlene Fugleburg.

Survivors include her husband of 25 years, Shelton “Hilltopper” Watkins of the home; three brothers, Laurel Jorgensen of Mayville, North Dakota, Ronnie Jorgensen of Northwood, North Dakota and Carmen Jorgensen of Montana; one sister, Julie Thompson of Hatton, North Dakota; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at the Qualls Funeral Home Chapel in Cave City with Duane Watkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Cave City.

Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

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