Obituary published Sept. 18, 2013, in The Mexico ledger

Shirley Ann (Williamson) Watson, age 74 of Vandalia, passed away at 10:55 a.m. on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Mo.
Visitation is Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 5 - 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Service is Friday, September 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Bob Hoehn. Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Nathan Watson, Andrew Nitcher, Ryan Combs, Cole Combs, Seth Combs and Chris Nitcher.
Shirley lived most of her adult life in the Laddonia/Vandalia area and attended Vandalia schools. After school, she worked at the Bobby Brooks and Ely Walker Garment factories in Vandalia. In 1966, she became the co-owner of Laddonia Garment Company/Leisure Wear until her retirement in 1991. Shirley was a Christian by faith and enjoyed playing bingo as a resident of Tri-County Care Center.
She was born September 13, 1939 in Hutchison, Mo., the daughter of Ray Bryan and Alpha E. (Henry) Williamson.
She married Albert Franklin Watson on June 28, 1956 in Vandalia.
Survivors include: one son, Randall E. and wife, Helen Watson of California, Mo.; one daughter, Tammy J. Peck of Columbia; three grandchildren: Kari Combs of California, Mo.; Nathan Watson of Blue Springs; Andrew Nitcher of Mexico, Mo.; five great-grandchildren: Ryan Combs, Cole Combs, Seth Combs, Tavian Watson and Chase Watson.
She was preceded in death by: parents; two grandchildren: Dusty Clay Nitcher and Roger Eugene Nitcher.
Memorials are encouraged to the Tri-County Care Center, 601 N. Galloway Road, Vandalia, Missouri 63382.