Marjorie Ann Watts | Jersey County Obituaries

Marjorie Ann Watts, 81, of Brighton, died on Friday 24 December 2021 at her home.

She was born on August 20, 1940, in Alton, to the late Leo Sr. and Marjorie (Johnson) Geisen.

Marjorie married Francis Dale “Pete” Watts on April 7, 1960, in Brighton. He survives.

She was a nurse for many years in the Alton area. Marjorie loved to crochet, make dolls and figures for her grandchildren, garden in her flower beds, bird watch, fish, ride a bike with her family when she was younger.

Marjorie is survived by her husband, Pete; four sons, Dale A. Watts Sr. of Springfield, IL, Keith Watts of Roodhouse, IL, Scott (Shawna) Watts of Brighton, IL, and Francis “Bill” (Michelle) Watts of Maryville, IL; seven grandchildren Erica (Jeremy) Dawson, Dale A. Watts Jr., Christopher (Sarah) Watts, Timothy Watts, Brandon Watts, Victoria (John) Miller and Tabitha (Nathan) Todd; ten great-grandchildren; one brother Harry Geisen and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents and brother Leo Geisen Jr.

Visitations will be held from 10 a.m. until noon funeral on Friday, January 31, 2021, at Anderson Family Funeral Home in Brighton.

Interment will take place in Brighton Cemetery at a later date.

Submissions can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

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