A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Children's Hospital or Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.
Bea loved playing card games, bingo at Fort Myers Beach Shrine, golfing, bowling and house boating on the Mississippi River.
She was born in Moline to Edward Clinton Root and Addie Pearl Ludwick Root.
Bea is survived by her daughter, Judy McHenry, Fort Myers; two grandchildren, Michelle (John) Moses and Todd (Katherine) McHenry; two great-grandchildren, Tai and Linh McHenry; and her beloved poodle, Sweetie Pie. In 1995, her husband of 62 years, Thomas G. Watt, preceded her in death.