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Beverly Joan Watts, age 79, Joplin, Mo., passed away 6:35 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at Landmark Hospital following an illness.
Beverly was born Feb. 4, 1939, in Joplin, to the late Charlie Edward Rowan and Pearly Belle Polly Rowan and had lived in Joplin most of her life.
A homemaker, Beverly had worked at the former Kids Kingdom Daycare Center, in Joplin, for several years.
She married Ellis D. Watts on July 9, 1958, in Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death on Sept. 28, 2011.
Beverly was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Sherry; and three brothers, Paul, Harold and Dale Rowan.
Survivors include a son, Ellis Watts, Joplin; two daughters, Tammy Anderson and husband, Doug, Joplin, Tonya Watts, Joplin; two grandchildren, Dougie Anderson and Jody Anderson; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Services are planned for Saturday at 10 a.m. at Parker Mortuary Chapel. Interment will follow at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 7-8 p.m. at Parker Mortuary.
Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.
Published on February 23, 2018
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