Mrs. Leona "Lola" Jean Watchinski of Morris, Ill., passed away at 9:35 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012.
Born July 12, 1931, in Pittsburgh, Pa., she was the second daughter of Charles and Leona Wagner Ketchum. Lola married Walt Watchinski Jr. on Aug. 5, 1950, and was employed at CENTURY 21 Real Estate in Morris for more than 40 years.
Survivors include a sister, Charlene Matheny of Arizona; her daughter, Beth Eason of Morris; sons Jeff Watchinski of Morris, Doug Watchinski of Dwight, Ill., Mike Watchinski of Morris, and Marshall Watchinski of Florida; grandchildren Angela (Jamie) Bastion of Galesburg Ill., Michele (Jorge) Arana of Joliet, Ill., Seth Watchinski of Morris, Stephanie (Dave) Stacy of Morris, Eric (Christina) Watchinski of Streator, Ill., Jason (Kathleen) Watchinski of Dwight, Amie Hoover of Streator, Tiffany and Hannah Eason, Lt. Colby Watchinski of Pittsburg, Kan., and Brittany Watchinski of Owensville, Mo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walt, on Sept. 10, 1999; and a sister, Dorothy Phillips.
Lola had many friends and business associates during her years in the real estate market in the Morris area.
Cremation rights were accorded with Schultz Crematory in Streator. A memorial service for friends and family will be held at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Morris Hospital Foundation.
Condolences can be extended online to the family at www.ucdavisandsons.com.
Arrangements were entrusted with U. C. Davis & Sons Funeral Home Ltd., 301 W. Washington St., Morris, IL. For information, call (815) 942-0084.