SIDNEY — Tessie E. Waters, age 90, of 900 Fourth Ave., Sidney, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at 5:32 a.m. at the Heartland of Piqua, surrounded by her loving, devoted family.
She was born Oct. 25, 1923, in Cullman, Alabama, the daughter of the late Delone and Maggie (Martin) Brock.
On July 3, 1943, Tessie married Luen Waters, and he preceded her in death on May 14, 2005. They had been married for more than 61 years.
Tessie is survived by her daughters, Brenda Clark and her husband Laurell, of Sidney, Ohio, Connie Maggert and her husband Rick, of Piqua, Ohio, and Patty Waters, of Sidney, Ohio; four grandchildren, Darren Clark and his friend Karmel, Dawn Davis and her husband Jeff, all of Sidney, Ohio, RaShelle Siler and her husband Ken, of Troy, Ohio, Lauren Hemm and her husband Rich, of Oakwood, Ohio; 11 great-grandchildren, Zach (Krista) Clark, of Anna, Ohio, Megan Clark and special friend, Kyle Gray and Morgan Clark, Tessa, Cody, Beau and Josie Davis, all of Sidney, Ohio, Brayden and Brynn Siler, of Troy, Ohio, Lilly and Charlie Hemm, of Oakwood, Ohio; one great-great-grandson, Derby Gray, of Sidney, Ohio; and another great-great-grandson expected in August; sisters-in-law, Hazel Morris and S.D. Brock, both of Alabama; brothers-in-law, Bobby Waters, of Huntsville, Alabama, and Pete Harris, of Cullman, of Alabama.
Tessie was preceded in death by three brothers, Herbert, Carl and Arthur Brock, and twin sister, Tressie Moody, all of Alabama.
Tessie was a long time member of the Sidney Church of God on Wagner Avenue. She enjoyed working in her garden. She was an amazing cook and spent many hours home canning. Tessie was a very special lady and loved her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister-in-law and friend to many. She will be deeply missed by all.
The Waters family would like to send out a very special thank-you to Ms. Alice Glass for all the consistent compassion and health care given to their loved one in her time of need.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 23, 2014, at 11 a.m., at the Sidney Church of God, 321 N. Wagner Avenue, Sidney, with the Rev. Shane Jackson officiating. Burial will follow immediately at Cedar Point Cemetery, Pasco.
Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 22, at the Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sidney Church of God on Wagner Avenue, in Tessie's memory. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
On line memories may be expressed to the Waters family at www.theadamsfuneralhome.com.
All arrangements are being handled by the Adams Funeral Home, Sidney, Ohio