GRAFTON - Wanda Darlene Watson, 73, died Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Alton Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Grafton, Illinois on October 6, 1947 and was the daughter of Edgar Richard and Bessie (Cooper) Ready.
A lifelong resident of the Grafton area, Wanda had many varied interests, as she attended both welding school and mortuary school in her earlier years, and prior to her marriage had worked at Owens-Illinois Glass Mfg. in Alton.
She married Paul Watson on June 24, 1972 at United Methodist Church in Grafton, and together they have been blessed with 48 years of wonderful memories.
After her daughter graduated from High School, she obtained her Nursing Degree from Lewis & Clark Community College in Godfrey, and worked for many years as a psychiatric nurse at Alton Mental Health Center.
Surviving are her husband, Paul Watson of Grafton; a daughter, Tracy Rowling of Grafton; three grandchildren and their spouses, Mark and Cathryn Rowling of Rock Hill, Missouri, Amanda and Luke Cronin of Jerseyville and Zachary Rowling of Grafton; a great granddaughter,Rosalee June Cronin; and a brother and sister in-law, Oliver and Janet Ready of Grafton.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a step-son, Timothy Watson on May 11, 2009; a son in-law, Patrick Rowling on Nov. 25, 2019; three sisters, Delores Roberson, Azzie Beauton Seib and JoEllen Lucas; and three brothers, Raymond Eugene "Gene" Ready, Richard Ready and Jesse Ready.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of funeral services at 12 noon, Monday, March 1, 2021 Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.
Burial will be in Scenic Hill Cemetery in Grafton.
Memorials may be given to Grafton American Legion Ladies Auxillary, in care of the funeral home.
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