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December 5, 2013

Vada (Isenburg) Watson

Vada (Isenburg) Watson, age 80, passed away at the Griffin Nursing Center of

Knoxville on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 21, 2013.

She was born in Green Valley, Ill., on Aug. 27, 1933, the daughter of John

and Jennie (Schaller) Isenburg. She was raised in Pekin, Ill.

She married Lenard Watson in 1970, but were later divorced and continued to be lifelong friends. They were blessed with a family of six children. Vada was a homemaker all her life and she was a health care provider for her three handicapped children. Her family and friends were very special to her and she loved them all dearly. She also enjoyed music, watching television, especially westerns and musicals, gardening and fishing, but what she cherished most and enjoyed were her family and dear friends.

Left to cherish her memory are her children: Kevin (Deborah) Isenburg of Delavan,

Ill., Gene Schaller of Knoxville, Carolyn (Billy) Hill of Huntsville, Tenn., Pam (Ray) Phelan of Pella, Jerry Watson and Laura Watson both of Knoxville. Seven grandchildren: Jamason (Angela) Isenburg, Christopher, Corissa, Kelsi and fiancee Scott, Bradley, Kayla and Brionna; and four great-grandchildren: Audrey, Jayden, Ethan Isenburg and Riley.

Vada is also survived by her brother, George Isenburg of Pekin, Ill.; two nieces and two nephews.

Cherished friends of the family and longtime health care assistant, Rhonda Hanna; Mildred Funk, Lois Voyles, and many “adopted” family members and acquaintances.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Jennie Isenburg; her son, John

Watson; one sister, Jean Elgin; former spouse and lifelong friend, Lenard Watson; dear

friends, Mildred Sandrock and Helen Oliver; and sister-in-law and friend, Telsa Crouch.

Funeral Services were held Tuesday Nov. 26, 2013, at the Winfield

Funeral Home in Knoxville, with Pastor Wayne Wood officiating. Burial followed services at Graceland Cemetery in Knoxville.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Central Iowa or to the Batten Disease Support &

Research Association. Online memorials and condolences may be sent to

The Winfield Funeral Home of Knoxville is assisting the family with services.

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