Patsy Ann (Baecht) Watson, 82, died at 11:10 a.m., Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.She was born on Sept. 1, 1931 in Grafton one of four children born to the late Edward Joseph & Mary Catherine (Williamsmeyer) Baecht.While in grade school in Grafton, Patsy met Charles E. Watson Jr., and the two married on Oct. 1, 1949 in Grafton. The two were blessed with six children, raising them in a warm, loving home and shared 62 years together before his death on April 26, 2011.Patsy got the most joy in life from spending time with her family. She always put her family first and devoted most of her life to her beloved husband, children, and grandchildren. She was a wonderful mother and a friend to her children and had a special gift for making them feel loved and important. In addition to spending family time, she also enjoyed cooking, sewing and taking family vacations. Patsy was known for her witty sense of humor and always loved a good laugh. Most of all, Patsy enjoyed family gatherings at home, surrounded by those she loved. These gatherings were filled with love and laughter and will forever remain as wonderful memories for those that loved her.Surviving are three daughters and sons in law, Wendy & John Maupin of Grand Rivers, Kentucky, Terri & Brady Young of Jerseyville, and Diane & Denny Crank of Dow; two sons, Kevin Watson & Michael Watson both of Dow; 10 grandchildren & their spouses, Christi & David Ferch of Minnesota, Amy Duncan, Nathan Maupin and Katie & David Walker all of Kentucky, Jamie Young of Champaign, Matthew & Rebecca Young of Brighton, Kari Young of San Francisco, Ca., Jordan Watson & Paige Watson both of Bethalto, and Mallorie Peebles of Dow; 10 great grandchildren; and two sisters & brother sin law , Mary & George Kahl and Karen & James Weishaupt all of Jerseyville.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Kimberly Ann Watson on Oct 15, 1978; and a brother & sister in law, Edward Joseph & Enid Louise Baecht.Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Grafton. Father William Hembrow will officiate.She will be laid to rest alongside her beloved husband and daughter at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.
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