Alma May Watts, 78, of Davenport, IA, formerly of Keokuk, passed away on Monday, August 16,
2021, at Good Samaritan Home in Davenport.
Alma was born on November 6, 1942, in Keokuk, Iowa, the daughter of Frank and Emma (West)
Chaknine. She attended St. Vincent’s High School in Keokuk. Alma was a homemaker and a
member of All Saint’s Catholic Church. She loved playing bingo and cards and spending time
with family and friends. Alma had a true servant’s heart and would do anything for anyone.
Alma is survived by three children: Robert “Bobby” (Tina) Watts of Topeka, KS, Lori (Gil) Cepeda
of Davenport, IA and Jason (Jodi) Watts of Bettendorf, IA; six grandchildren: Brandon Watts of
Alabama, Kristin (Josh) Johnson of Alabama, Ethan Cepeda of Davenport, Makenzie Cepeda of
Davenport, Addison Watts of Bettendorf and Jase Watts of Bettendorf; two great-grandchildren:
Miley Edmiston and Hayden Lloyd of Alabama; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Alma is preceded in death by her parents, baby son Danny, baby granddaughter Emma, sisters
Barbara Small and Thelma Chaknine and brother William Chaknine.
Alma’s life will be celebrated with a graveside service at 2 pm on Friday, August 20, 2021, at
Sunset Memorial Park in Keokuk. A procession to the cemetery will leave DeJong-Greaves-Printy
Funeral Home in Keokuk at 1:45 pm. Visitation will be at
DeJong-Greaves-Printy Funeral Home in Keokuk directly before the service from 10 am – 1 pm.
Memorials may be directed to All Saints Catholic Church in Keokuk.
Tributes and condolences may be left at www.dejongsfuneralhome.com.
DeJong-Greaves-Printy Funeral Home of Keokuk is in charge of arrangements.