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Margaret Ellen Watson
(03-22-1926 - 11-10-2019)

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Margaret Ellen (Huffaker) Watson died on Sunday November 10, 2019 surrounded by her family in Elgin, IL. She was born Margaret Ellen Huffaker on March 22, 1926 in Logan, IL. She was the third of 5 children of Columbus and Faye (Scott) Huffaker. She graduated from Lakeview Hospital Nursing School in Danville IL. In 1947 through the Cadet Nurse Corps. She was a dedicated RN, working as an operating room nurse at Elgin’s Sherman Hospital for 25 years (1968-1993). She worked on the team in 1973 that performed the first Open Heart Surgery at Sherman. After retirement, she continued on at Sherman as a volunteer. Margaret was a member of The First Christian Church of Elgin.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Samuel R Watson (2000).

Margaret was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother will be greatly missed by her family:
Marilyn and Joseph Bauman, Ryan and Jacki Bauman, Rebecca and Bryan Schoeber, Kathryn Bauman; Richard and Linda Watson, Brandon Myers, Veronica Watson; Sue and Paul Irvin, Rachel and Nathaniel Reynolds, Anne and Jacob Dietz, Jill and Jeremiah Cantu; Janet and Gary Roush, Joshua Davies, Melissa and Jeff Zumwalt, Chester Roush, Jacob Roush; Donna and Clay Nesler, Claire Nesler, Thomas Nesler and Erik Nesler; and 17 great grandchildren.

A celebration of Margaret’s life will be held at the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 6:00 PM, visitation will be held on Tues from 4:00 PM until the time of services. In lieu of flowers please donate to Honor Flights. For information 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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