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Reba Watson

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Reba Rosalie Trosper Watson, age 83 years, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2004, at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. The daughter of Robert Patton Trosper (Uncle Bob) and Eutha Virgie McElhaney Trosper was born July 16, 1921, in Portageville, Missouri. She was of the Baptist faith.

In 1950, she was united in marriage to James Earl Watson of St. Francis, Ark. To this union one son, James Alan Watson was born. To a previous marriage, one son, David Glenn Parrent was born.

She is preceded in death by her husband, both sons, her parents, two brothers, John Robert Trosper and wife, Pearl, and Jess Willard Trosper. Also a niece, Barbara Ann Trosper and nephew, Michael Freeman Trosper.

Survivors include, two brothers, Garnett Trosper and wife, Buena, of Cotter, Ark., and James Trosper and wife, Carol, of Rogers, Ark., one sister, Hazel McElyea, of Campbell, Mo., one sister-in-law, Irene, widow of Jess Willard Trosper, of Collinsville, Ill., nieces, Lou Ann, Jan, Judy, Cheryl, Bobbie, Susan and Sharon, nephews, Richard, Steve, David and Johnnie Trosper.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Kennett.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Vernon Cunningham and Rev. Earl Dell officiating.

Interment will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.