Obituary of Amy Inez Watkins

Amy Inez Watkins, age 42, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas, following a brief illness.

She was born September 15, 1980, in Pittsburg, Kansas, the daughter of Jack Pryor, Sr. and Marveline Hukill Pryor.

Amy grew up in Mindenmines, Missouri and graduated from the Liberal, Missouri High School.

Amy married Scott Watkins on June 12, 2021, at Ft. Scott, Kansas.  In earlier years, she had been employed by Wal-Mart first in Lamar, Missouri and later in Ft. Scott.  She recently accepted a position as a service advisor at Briggs Automotive in Ft. Scott.

Amy will be remembered for her caring personality and devotion to children.  She loved listening to live music and traveling.  She and her family had recently returned from a summer vacation in Florida where many wonderful memories were made.  She was a member of the Community Christian Church.


Survivors include her husband, Scott, of the home; seven children, Zoe DiToro (John), Keirsten, Mellicia and Trinnade Kuffler and Xavier, Xander and Xation Watkins and two grandchildren, John John and Lux.  Also surviving are her mother, Marveline Sprinkle (Bruce), brothers and sisters Charles and Sherry Osborne, Jody Pryor, Travis Pryor, Jack and Rhonda Pryor, Tina Burdick, Ben Burdick, Daniel Sprinkle and Christopher Sprinkle and father and mother-in-law, David Watkins, Sr. and Teresa as well as sister and brothers-in-law, Alicia Watkins (John), David Watkins (Alisha), Billy Watkins and Tracy Watkins.  Also surviving is her former husband, Eldon Kuffler.

Amy was preceded in death by her father, Jack Pryor, Sr. and a brother, Donald Sprinkle.


Rev. Dusty Drake will conduct funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, August 22nd at the Community Christian Church.  Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Monday at the Cheney Witt Chapel.  Memorials are suggested to the Amy Watkins Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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