Dorothy Jane (Graham) Watson, 96, of O’Fallon, died April 22, 2016 at Cedar Ridge Healthcare, Lebanon, Ill.
Visitation was held Monday, April 25, at Wolfersberger Funeral Home, O’Fallon, Ill.
A funeral service followed, at the funeral home with the Rev. Shane Bishop officiating.
Dorothy was born Nov. 1, 1919 to Harry and Edith, (Wiggle) Graham in Keokuk, Iowa.
She was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps. During her military service, she met her husband Jack while they were both stationed in Colorado.
Dorothy was a member of Christ United Methodist Church since 1966 and was a member of UMW. An Avon sales representative for over 40 years, she also taught home economics at O’Fallon Township High School in the early 1970s. She travelled extensively with her husband, enjoyed bowling and needlework, and was a member of a literary club.
She was a devoted wife and mother and a thoughtful and generous grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack D. Watson, whom she married May 8, 1946 in Cumberland, Md., and who passed away June 29, 1991; her son-in-law, Terry Mueller; grandson, Barrett Mueller; and her parents; sister, Eleanor Graham; and brother, Robert Graham.
Surviving are her children Margaret Lynn “Peggy” (Gary) Tracy of Clayton, N. C., Jack “Ted” (Deborah) Watson of Lincoln, Neb., Rodney (Mary) Watson of Northville, Mich., and Deborah Mueller of O’Fallon; grandchildren, Shawn (Amy) Tracy, Scott (Susan) Tracy, Tyler Watson, Ryan (Erin) Watson, Katherine (Bryan) Schlueter, Brian Watson, Ian Watson, Derek (Cindy) Mueller, Holly (Justin) Blackwell and Lori Mueller; nine great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations are suggested to Cedar Ridge Healthcare or Alzheimer’s Association and will be accepted at the funeral home. The Watson family is appreciative of the kindness and compassion shown by Heartland Hospice and Cedar Ridge staff.
Graveside Service was in Graham Cemetery, Denver, Ill.