Ann C. Watkins, 56 of Whiting, passed away peacefully on the morning of Thursday, December 30, 2021, surrounded by her most cherished family. Loving mother of Noah, Sarah and Nicholas; adoring grandma of Gabriella and Noah, Jr.; cherished daughter of Maureen (late James) Toth and the late Gary N. Leach; Life Companion of Thomas Grenchik; dearest sister of James (Chantal) Toth, Natalie Toth, Michael (Shari) Toth, Elizabeth (Thomas) Eggers and Timothy (Jill) Leach; many dear nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 9:30am at the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th Street, Whiting; a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:00am at Sacred Heart Church, 118th St., and LaPorte Ave., Whiting, with the Rev. Stanley J. Dominik, officiating; interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City, IL; visitation at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00pm. (Due to the current health situation face masks must be worn and social distancing is expected.) Expressions of sympathy may be placed on-line at www.baranfh.com.
Ann Watkins was born on October 7, 1965 in Wooster, Ohio and was a longtime Whiting resident. She was a graduate of Whiting High School, Class of 1983 and was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Whiting. She spent her working career in the insurance industry and was a former employee of Up for Grabs Restaurant, Whiting. She BEST enjoyed being a mother and grandmother. She also enjoyed coaching little league and being a girl scout leader. Her gift was bringing joy to others and making people laugh. Devoted to her family, Ann will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
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