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Velma Wattonville

Thursday, November 6, 2003

Born 8-27-1910 -- Died 10-28-2003

Velma Lenora Fagan Wattonville, of Calico Rock, Ark., daughter of the late Elmer Rush and Annie Matilda Nelson Fagan was born Aug. 27, 1910, in Calhoun County, Iowa.

She died Oct. 28, 2003, in Calico Rock at the age of 92. She was united in marriage to Warren Wattonville Feb. 14, 1933, in Ruthven, Iowa. To this union three children were born. Velma spent her life as a wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker.

Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Dowling of Calico Rock; two sons and daughters-in-law --Eldon "Bud" and Janice Wattonville of St. Charles, Iowa, and George and Ruth Wattonville of New Port Ritchie, Fla.; a sister, Hazel Bigger of Atlanta, Ga.; a brother, Mac Fagan of Lytton, Iowa; 16 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters -- Verna Wattonville, Lola Wattonville and Helen Widestrom; and two brothers -- Leonard Wattonville and Oliver Wattonville.

A memorial service was Nov. 3 at Calico Rock Funeral Chapel with Wayne Wood officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to any charity benefitting the blind.