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Emily G. Watson

August 16, 1930 ~ April 28, 2022 (age 91)


Emily Georgian “Georgeann” Watson, 91, of Villa Grove passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at the Newman Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.

 Georgeann was born on August 16, 1930; the oldest daughter of William Maxwell “Mack” and Velma Mae (Pyles) Fonner.  She married Harry Ward Watson on June 18, 1947; he passed away on October 6, 1996.

She is survived by 5 children, Carol Ann (Roger) Miller of Villa Grove, Brenda Kay Winters of Palm Coast, FL, Barbara Jean Finke of Urbana, Buddy Watson of Villa Grove, and David (Karla) Watson of Charleston; 15 grandchildren; several great and great-great grandchildren; and one brother, Kenneth (Barbara) Fonner of Villa Grove.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and 10 brothers and sisters, Jean, Bill, Buddy, Nina, Larry, Lois, Doug, Richard, Sue, and Kathy.

Georgeann’s family was very proud of her when she finished school and continued her education to become an assistant dietician and food service manager.  She worked at the Adler Zone Center and Champaign County Nursing home for a total of 35 years.  She loved her flowers and working in the yard.  She wasn’t above stealing a start of some flowers she liked because as she put it “those are the ones that do the best.”  Her kids can attest to the fact that they indeed did well.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

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