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Esther M. Watson

Obituary for Esther M. Watson

June 9, 1927 - November 28, 2018
Aurora, Illinois | Age 91


Esther M. Watson, 91 of Aurora, passed away Wednesday November 28, 2018 at her home. She was born June 9, 1927 in Naperville, IL the daughter of the late Cecil and Nellie (Stark) Henderson.

Esther was a long-time member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Aurora. She was a den mother for cub scouts, Past Worthy Matron Rising Sun Chapter Order of Eastern Star, Past State President for the Demolay Mothers Club, she helped at Bardwell School setting up for special events, she cooked dinners sometimes for several hundred people for the Masonic Temple and at her church. She was especially known for her swiss steak dinners. She was a busy mother of 9 children but often called Mom by the neighborhood children.

Esther is survived by her nine children, Claudia Watson, Catherine Watson-Patterson, Edward (Kim) Watson III, David (Jan) Watson, Elizabeth (Joe) Bartholomew, Keith (Vickie) Watson, Patty (Brad) Fincham, William Scott Watson, and Jeffery (DeeDee) Watson; her twenty-five grandchildren, forty-five great grandchildren and one great-great -grandchild, and her sister-in-law Joyce Watson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Edward C. Watson Jr.; her sisters Betty Lou Henderson, Patricia Henderson, brothers Richard Henderson and Jerry Henderson and Sister-in law Catherine Blatner, and brothers-in-law James Watson, and Robert Watson.

She was a great mother who was so very proud of her family. She will be greatly missed by anyone who knew her.

Visitation will be held Sunday 1-5 p.m. December 2, 2018 at The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl., Aurora, IL 60506. Funeral service will be held Monday 11:00 a.m. December 3, 2018 also at The Healy Chapel, Aurora. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association at

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