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Mary Jean Watson

November 10, 1932 August 4, 2019
Mary Jean Watson
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Mary Jean Watson, 86, of Vinton, passed away peacefully Sunday, August 4, 2019, surrounded by family at her home in Vinton.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at First Christian Church in Vinton with Rev. Dave Neas officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home in Vinton and one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Vinton.
Mary is survived by her two sons, Steven D. (Jan) Watson and John R. (Donna) Watson, all of Vinton; her significant other, Dale Bruce, of Vinton; four grandchildren: Jason Watson of Vinton; Raquel Watson of New Orleans, LA; Joshua Watson of Honolulu, HI; and Jenna Watson of Chicago; three great-grandchildren: Jax, Logan and JolieMae Watson, all of Vinton; three sisters: Neva (Dave) Geinzer of Tipton; Nancy Jones of Vinton; and Judy (Dan) Ortz of Cedar Rapids; sister-in-law Debra McFarland of Vinton; and two brothers-in-law: Wilbur “Junior” Corcran and Doug Uthoff, both of Vinton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, E. Dale; two brothers, Jim and Mike McFarland; and three sisters: Hazel Corcran, Linda Uthoff and Debra Westcott; and brother-in-law Chet Westcott.
Mary was born November 10, 1932, in Vinton, Iowa, the daughter of Arthur J. and Mary M. (Winterowd) McFarland. On May 7, 1950, she was united in marriage with E. Dale Watson in Vinton.
Mary and E. Dale owned Watson’s Dari Treat and later, Mary’s Café. Mary loved working with people. She worked at the Produce, Green Giant, Me Too, Viking Sewing Center and Hilda’s Flower Shop. She worked in several restaurants in Vinton. She made friends wherever she worked.
Mary enjoyed sewing with her sisters and friends. She played drums in the community band. Mary’s world was her family, and she loved cooking for them. She and E. Dale went on several bus trips with her bank. She and E. Dale made a lot of trips to see his family. That was their yearly vacation.
A memorial fund has been established.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

6

Aug

4:00 PM 8/6/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/6/2019 7:00:00 PM
Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home

1212 1st Avenue
Vinton, IA 52349

Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home
1212 1st Avenue Vinton 52349 IA
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

7

Aug

10:00 AM 8/7/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/7/2019 11:00:00 AM
First Christian Church

1209 W 13th St.
Vinton, IA 52349

First Christian Church
1209 W 13th St. Vinton 52349 IA
United States

Service

Wednesday

7

Aug

11:00 AM 8/7/2019 11:00:00 AM
First Christian Church

1209 W 13th St.
Vinton, IA 52349

First Christian Church
1209 W 13th St. Vinton 52349 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Maplewood Cemetery Final Resting Place

1st St. W and R Ave. S
Vinton, IA 52349

1st St. W and R Ave. S Vinton 52349 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

A fund has been established.

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Vinton, IA 52349
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