Robert Watters


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Posted Online: March 23, 2013, 7:33 pm
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Robert L. Watters, 99, of Coal Valley, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Heartland Health Care Center, Moline.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, at First Evangelical Free Church, 3321 7th St., Moline. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline, where military honors will be performed by Moline American Legion Post No. 246. Memorials may be made to First Evangelical Free Church or to Wycliffe Bible Translators.
Robert was born on July 4, 1913, in West Liberty, Iowa, the son of Fred and Nellie Scott Watters. He married Elizabeth "Betty" Chapman on Aug. 15, 1938, in Davenport. She preceded him in death on Jan. 20, 1994.
He worked as a railway mail clerk for the United States Post Office. Robert was a member of First Evangelical Free Church.
Survivors include his son, Kenneth (Marcia) Watters, Arizona; daughters, Karolyn (Harold) Dunning, Missouri, Joan Cox, Orion; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his two brothers and one son-in-law.
Online condolences may be left for his family by visiting esterdahl.com.












 




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