Margaret E. Watson
Born: January 25, 1960
Died: June 10, 2021
SPRING VALLEY - Margaret E. Watson, 61, of Spring Valley, IL passed away at St. Margaret's Hospital in Spring Valley on Thursday, June 10th, 2021, at 2:47 a.m., surrounded by loved ones. Her son Jeff was by her side.
Margaret, lovingly known as Maggie, was born on January 25th, 1960, in Spring Valley, IL to the late George (Earl) and Ruby (Booth) Watson. She was a graduate of Malden, IL high school class of 1979.
She worked for the McDonald's Corp. in Peru, IL for 23-plus years, retiring in 2015 due to health reasons. She was hardworking, which included lots of double shifts and overtime, because taking care of her family was what she loved to do. She enjoyed hanging out with friends, cookouts, and being very social, never meeting a stranger. Maggie was a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, born and bred, and was so happy she was able to see them win the World Series in 2016.
She was a member of the Servant's Heart Fellowship. She enjoyed attending church and spending time with her church family until she was unable, due to health issues. She volunteered with the church food pantry. Her greatest joys in life were her two children and spoiling them, as well as her grandchildren.
Maggie is survived by two children, Jeff (Marjorie Mariano) Rasmussen of La Salle, IL, and Jennifer (Karen Danner) Toney; three grandchildren, Kayle Rasmussen, John Jr. Danner and Anthanee Danner; six sisters, Grace Griffin, Helen (Ron Shemwell) Lilley, Kay Wiemken, Nancy (Rick) Timmerman, Melanie (Robert) Wilson, and Berneice Thompson; three brothers; George (Rita Mongan) Watson, Mike Watson and Bill Watson; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded death by her parents, George (Earl) and Ruby Watson; sisters, Sue Ramey, Barbara Barth and Connie Green; and one brother, Larry Lee Watson.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Services will be determined. Thank you for your patience.
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Arrangements by Norberg Memorial Home, Inc. and Monuments.
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Published by Bureau County Republican on Jun. 19, 2021.