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Glen F. Watts

January 3, 1930 ~ January 13, 2022 (age 92)

Obituary

Glen Fabrain Watts, 92, of Litchfield, passed away Thursday, January 13, 2022, at 10:35 a.m. at his residence surrounded by his family. 

Born January 3, 1930, in Roxana, Illinois, a son of George Fabrain and Merle Phyllis (Williams) Watts. Mr. Watts graduated from Brighton High School.  He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War.  Mr. Watts attended and graduated from SIU, St. Louis Business College, and IBM Trade School. Mr. Watts then married the former Esther Lou St. Cin on June 26, 1954, in Brighton, Illinois. She passed away on November 25, 2014.

Mr. Watts was employed by the State of Illinois as a data analyst with the Illinois Dept. of Public Health and retired after more than 20 years of service. Other work history includes Olin Mathieson in Alton, Illinois, and WEPCO in Litchfield. 

Mr. Watts was a faithful member of Holy Family Parish in Litchfield.  He served as sexton and treasurer for Holy Cross Cemetery Association for 30 years.  He was a member of the Litchfield Country Club, Litchfield Community High School Band Boosters, Knights of Columbus Council 699 of Litchfield, and the former Jaycees.  Mr. Watts enjoyed taking vacations with his family, playing cards with his siblings, and watching football, baseball, and golf.

Surviving Mr. Watts are three daughters:  Cindy (Bill) Faris of Ballwin, Missouri; Kim (John) Higgins of Chatham, Illinois; and Kathy (Mike) Skinner of Litchfield; two sons:  Mark (Valeria) Watts of St. Charles, Missouri; and Michael (Kate) Watts of Edwardsville, Illinois.

Five brothers:  Paul Watts of Brighton, Illinois; Leon (Judy) Watts of Jerseyville, Illinois; Pete Watts, Roger (Sharon) Watts, and Wyatt (Jackie) Watts, all of Brighton, Illinois.  One sister: Shirley Taul of Jerseyville, Illinois.

Twelve grandchildren:  Adam (Ashley) Faris, Conner (Ashley) Faris, Shanna (Jade) Fish, Ryan (Corrie) Fish, Travis (Melissa) Fish, Chad Skinner, Austin (Jenny) Skinner, Jasmine Skinner, Tyler and Fabriana Watts, Maggie and Sam Watts, and sixteen great-grandchildren:  Drake, Alexandria, Kori, Beckem, Madison, Carrick, Declan, Sonny, Oliver, Jackson, Blayke, Charlie, Ember, Ames, Lennon, and Kinsley.

In addition to his wife, Esther, Mr. Watts is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Herschel, Delmar, and Emil Watts; two sisters:  Margaret Orban and Hazel Orban; and a granddaughter, Bethanie (Skinner) Gasperson.

Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Watts will be held Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Litchfield.  Rev. Dan Willenborg will preside, and burial will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Litchfield.  Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until time of Mass at Holy Family.  

The family asks for memorials to be directed to the following entities;

 Knights of Columbus Council 699 of Litchfield, C/O Mr. Robert Reid, #7 Ridge Dr., Litchfield, IL 62056

The Children’s Hospital of Illinois Heller Center (CHOI) for Kids with Cancer for the benefit of (FBO) Lakota and Hendrix Porter, C/O OSF Children’s Hospital, 530 NE Glen Oak Ave., Peoria, IL 61637

Holy Cross Cemetery Assn., 411 S. Jackson St., Litchfield, IL  62056

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
January 18, 2022

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Holy Family Catholic Church (Litchfield)

Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday
January 18, 2022

2:00 PM
Holy Family Catholic Church
410 S. State St.
Litchfield, IL 62056

Burial
Tuesday
January 18, 2022

3:00 PM
Holy Cross Cemetery
East IL Rt 16
Litchfield, IL 62056

Donations

Holy Cross Cemetery Association
Litchfield IL 62056

Knights of Columbus Council 699
C/O Mr. Robert Reid #7 Ridge Dr., Litchfield IL 62056

OSF Children's Hospital of Illinois
530 NE Glen Oak Ave., Peoria IL 61637

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