Shirley Ann (William- son) Watson, age 74, of Vandalia, passed away at 10:55 a.m. on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Mo.
Visitation was held on Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Services were held on Friday, September 20, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating was the Rev. Bob Hoehn. Interment was in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Nathan Watson, Andrew Nitcher, Ryan Combs, Cole Combs, Seth Combs, and Chris Nitcher.
Shirley Ann (William- son) Watson was born on September 13, 1939 in Hutchison, Mo., the daughter of Ray Bryan and Alpha E. (Henry) Williamson.
She married Albert Franklin Watson on June 28, 1956 in Vandalia.
Shirley lived most of her adult life in the Laddonia/
Vandalia area and attended Vandalia schools. After school, she worked at the Bobby Brooks and Ely Walker Garment factories in Vandalia. In 1966, she became the co-owner of Laddonia Garment Company/Leisure Wear until her retirement in 1991. Shirley was a Christian by faith and enjoyed playing bingo as a resident of Tri-County Care Center.
Survivors include one son, Randall E. and wife, Helen Watson of Califor-nia, Mo.; one daughter, Tammy J. Peck of Colum-bia, Mo.; three grand- children: Kari Combs of California, Mo.; Nathan Watson of Blue Springs, Mo.; Andrew Nitcher of Mexico, Mo.; five great- grandchildren: Ryan Combs, Cole Combs, Seth Combs, Tavian Watson, and Chase Watson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two grandchildren, Dusty Clay Nitcher and Roger Eugene Nitcher.
Memorials are encour- aged to the Tri-County Care Center Resident Ac-tivity Fund, 601 N. Gallo- way Road, Vandalia, Mo. 63382.