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Davison-Fulton/Bartonville Chapel

1203 West Garfield Ave, Bartonville, IL

OBITUARY

George H. Watters

May 17, 1926July 14, 2020
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George H. Watters, 94, of Trivoli, formerly of Bartonville passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at his daughter's home in Trivoli.

George was born on May 17, 1926 in Victor, Montana to Lawrence B. and Lois Mae (Veeder) Watters.

He married Phyllis J. Watters on Jan. 11, 1952 in Rock Island. She preceded him in death on March 2, 2009 in Bartonville.

Also preceding him in death are his parents; one brother, Jack Watters; and two sisters, Beverly Munson and Jo Smith.

George is survived by two daughters, Linnette (Steve) Wendling of Bartonville and Georgette (Beau) Stallings of Trivoli; one grandson, Jeff (Caitlyn) Wendling of Mapleton; one sister, Shirley Dean of Missoula, MT; and several nieces and nephews.

George retired from CILCO after 35 years. Prior to moving to Bartonville he was a semi-truck driver. He is a proud WW II U.S. Navy Veteran and was a member of the American Legion Limestone Post #979. Affectionately known as “Old Coot”, George loved eating, talking, traveling, especially to the Bitter Root in Montana and helping others. He was a good husband, father, and grandpa who had a love for his family and God.

Funeral services will be Friday, July 31, 2020 at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel at 10 a.m. Rev. Art Georges will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday, July 30, 2020 from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Social distancing and mask usage is strongly encouraged. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Bartonville.

Memorials may be made to the Bartonville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department or Unity Point Hospice. Online condolences may be shared at www.Davison-Fulton-BartonvilleChapel.com

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Steve Wendling
  • Jeff Wendling
  • Beau Stallings
  • Gary Scheffert
  • Chad Roepenack
  • Todd Roepenack
  • DONATIONS

  • Bartonville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department
  • Unity Point Hospice

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 30, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 31, 2020

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JANA Fleming (Hillig)

July 20, 2020

Lynette and Georgette, My deepest condolences to you and your family in the loss of your father. I have happy memories of being at your house with you and your parents back when we were in grade school. Both of your parents were very nice to me. My deepest sympathies, Jana (Hillig) Fleming

Clarann Elam Krueger

July 20, 2020

Linnette and Georgette,

One of my favorite memories of our old neighborhood was getting teased by your Dad. He had such a great sense of humor and he and my Dad (Ed Elam) enjoyed having the same birthday. My prayers are with you all.

Clarann

Jack Bouchez

July 19, 2020

I remember growing up on Meadow Lane and seeing your dad almost every day. Then I went in the Navy. After I retired from the Navy and the space program I would come to Illinois and made it a point to go to the neighborhood and see George. Mostly we talked about the neighborhood and the Navy. I always felt better after our chats. I will really miss him.

Trudi Cordle

July 18, 2020

I will miss George, yet always remember him. He was great; living his life well & being helpful to others, including me. He & Phyllis came to my aid more than once & I thank God for them. Because of them I have the best friend anyone could, their daughter Georgette who carries on that legacy of caring. I'm so sorry I can't be there now. My heart goes out to all the family. George, you had great stories & a sweet smile matched by a good chuckle. See you again one day, good friend.

Gary Cordle

July 18, 2020

I enjoyed talking to George. I look forward to seeing him again. Much love until then.

Cindy Cox Hall

July 17, 2020

Georgette and Linnette, I'm sure you don't remember me. I lived down the street on Lafayette. I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He was such a nice person. Please know we are thinking of you during this difficult time.

Marybeth Wombacher

July 17, 2020

Georgette I am so sorry for the loss of your father. I have never actually met you but we have been "friends" for many years . From cards through the years I know you will miss your Dad greatly. My sympathy and prayers are with you and your family.

Raye Blanquart

July 16, 2020

I loved having Bible study with George, he was a great guy and an inspiration to me🇺🇸

Charles Emig

July 15, 2020

Great neighbor...... he always had a great smile and he sure did always work hard in his garden. He will be missed but he is with his family now. Prayers to his two daughter and sister

Chuck & Melody. Emig

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