Margaret B. Watton, 96, of Omaha, formerly of Falls City, passed away July 9, 2014 at the Brooke Stone Village Care Facility in Omaha. She was born Nov. 3, 1917 near Shubert to William and Mana Whitten Kuttler.
Margaret was raised on a farm near Shubert, graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1935, attended Peru State College and earned her teaching certificate. Upon graduation, Margaret taught at various Richardson County schools for several years. On Feb. 22, 1941, she was united in marriage to Henry J. Watton at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Falls City.
After their marriage they farmed near Dawson for four years, and then moved to a farm near Shubert where they lived until retirement. After her family was raised, Margaret was a caregiver at Sunny Court Nursing Home for many years. She loved playing cards and was an avid bridge player and belonged to several bridge clubs. Even though she had nearly lost her eyesight, Margaret was still playing bridge with friends at Brookestone Village, where she had resided since March 2011. She made the decision to leave her roots in Richardson County to be near more of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her family was of upmost importance to her. She also enjoyed many visitors as well as frequent phone calls from family and friends.
Margaret is survived by four daughters and three sons, Bev (Robert) Sunderman, of Hiawatha, KS, Carmen (Sam) Jensen, Omaha, Ron (Sandra) Watton, Elkhorn, Roger (Barbara) Watton, Eagle, Regina (Michael) Cox, Portland, OR, Geralyn Koehler, Omaha, and Mark (Diana) Watton, Wahoo; 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, on March 9, 2008; a daughter, Judith Lynn; sisters, Pauline Toogood and Valeria Hoemann; and brothers, Raymond, Harold and William Kuttler.
A funeral Mass for Margaret Watton was held Saturday, July 12, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Falls City; burial followed the service at St. Anne’s Catholic Cemetery near Shubert. Hall Funeral Home, of Falls City, was in charge of arrangements.