Ireta Watson


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Posted Online: Dec. 27, 2012, 5:41 pm
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Ireta E. Watson, 80, formerly of Moline and Coal Valley, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, in Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Celebration of Life Chapel at Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Moline, with the Rev. Donald Plemmons officiating. Burial is at Coal Valley Cemetery. There is no visitation.
The former Ireta Elaine Tidrick was born Aug. 16, 1932, in Davenport, the daughter of Benjamin Jr. and Doris Matthes Tidrick. She married Lewis Watson in 1951. She later married Clarence Watson in 1978. He died Jan. 9, 1981.
She was employed by Canteen Corporation at International Harvester for several years. She was a member of Grace Bible Fellowship, Moline.
Ireta is survived by four children and their spouses, Debra and Albert Nevarez, Moline, Sandra and Larry Bull, Aledo, Marcia Alexander, Moline, and Donald Anthony, California; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; siblings and their spouses, Lowell and Gail Peck, Moline, Don and Pat Peck, Milan, and Charlotte Rogers, Moline; and her best friend, Catherine Canny, East Moline.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.












 



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