Thursday, March 4, 2010

Earl Ray Watts, 76, of Shell Knob, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, at the Table rock Health Care Center in Kimberling City. He was born on Aug. 30, 1933, in Quenemo, Kan., son of the late Frank Watts. He was united in marriage to Helen Fields on May 3, 1953, in Lyndon, Kan. He retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company after 32 years of service. They moved to the Shell Knob area over 20 years ago to make their home. He was a member of the Quenemo United Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge of Ottawa Lodge #018.

Survivors include: his wife, Helen Watts, of Shell Knob; two sons, Samuel Watts, of Quenemo, Kan., and Patrick McComb and his wife, Tina, of Ottawa, Kan.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Masonic graveside services will be held on Monday, March 8, at 3 p.m. at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Quenemo, Kan.