Mildred “Millie” Louise (Watkins) Devine, 84, of Vincennes, passed away on Feb. 5, 2021, at Good Samaritan.
She was born on Oct. 20, 1936, to the late Joseph and Lena (Everett) Watkins of Knox County.
She graduated from Decker High School in 1955. She was married on Sept. 3, 1955, to the late James “Jim” Harold Devine, who preceded her in death on Aug. 24, 1978. Millie worked at IGA on Willow Street in the meat department, at K-Mart, as a CNA at Good Samaritan and Quad County Home Health Care. She loved working and serving the community. Millie was strong in her faith, loved cooking, chickens, crocheting, and coloring. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of her life, and she loved her kitty, “Baby.”
Millie is survived by her sisters, JoAnn Smith of Spencer and Delores Frisz; daughters, LeeAnn Vieck and her husband, Ed, and Anita Lafferty and her husband, John; grandchildren, Andy Vieck and his wife, Danielle, Nichole Carie and her husband, Anthony, Brent Vieck and his wife, Jill, Tiffany Garretson and her husband, Drew, Amanda Woodworth and her husband, Robert, Jenna Vieck, Branham Lafferty and his wife, Krystal, and Abby Vieck; great-grandchildren, D’Lee Thomas and her husband, Zach, Lexi Vieck, Will Carie, Lauren Carie, Lake Woodworth, Avery Garretson, Colton Lafferty, Liam Woodworth, Eva Lafferty, Lowell Woodworth, Taylor Ann Garretson and Ledger Woodworth; and many nieces and nephews.
Millie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brothers, James and Harold Watkins; sisters, Juanetta Watkins, Mary Elizabeth Watkins, Dorothy Smith, Mennie Allen, Betty Smith and Thelma Swing; and her son, Greg Devine.
The family would like to thank the staff at Gentlecare of Vincennes nursing home and the staff at Good Samaritan ICU unit and respiratory department for all your hard work and comfort measures given. You went above and beyond in her care. To Pastor Fred and Carol Ann of the First Church of God, Pastor Darren, Rex and Susie of Community United Methodist Church, Mary Ella of Amarillo, Texas, and all that we may have forgotten to mention. Your love, devotions, and friendships have been so special in her life and you all will forever be in our hearts.
Friends may visit with Millie’s family from noon until the funeral service begins at 2 p.m. today at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St., with Pastor Fred Nocus and Pastor Darren Williams officiating. Mildred will be laid to rest next to her husband in Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home is honored to assist the Devine family with arrangements.