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Shirley A. Watson

September 20, 1926 January 1, 2019
Shirley A. Watson
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Obituary for Shirley A. Watson

Shirley Ann Watson, 92, of Ottawa, passed away January 1, 2019 at Heritage Manor, Peru.  A Memorial Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Saint Columba in Ottawa with Rev. David Kipfer, Pastor, officiating.  A Celebration of Life will immediately follow the Mass at the VFW Hall, 1501 N. La Salle St. Ottawa, IL.

Mrs. Watson was born September 20, 1926 in Milwaukee, WI to Donald and Ruth (Bigelow) Hagan.  She married Kennedy Watson on March 16, 1946 in Milwaukee, Wisc.  Shirley was a former member of St. Columba Church where she and her husband,Ken, were Eucharistic Ministers; she volunteer with the women's prison ministry and detention centers; volunteered with Meals on Wheels and volunteered working to raise money for children's wheelchairs.

She is survived by four children: Sharon Fitzpatrick, Bradenton, FL; Kathy Cordonier, Kansas City, KS; Timothy Watson, Ottawa, IL and Theodore Watson, Seattle, WA.  Shirley is also survived by six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren and well as many nieces and nephews.  

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Ken, on June 19, 1987, her beloved sister, Dorothy, her brother, George as well as both parents.

Memorial contributions are suggested to be directed to Meals on Wheels in your local area.

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11:00 AM 4/6/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Columba Church

122 West Washington Street
Ottawa, IL 61350

St. Columba Church
122 West Washington Street Ottawa 61350 IL
United States

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