Shirley Watterson

Written by Muleskinner Staff

Shirley Roberta Watterson, 81, of Kingsville, Missouri, passed away Oct. 17, in her home.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Kingsville Baptist Church, in Kingsville, Missouri. Visitation will be held Sunday, Oct. 23, from 5-7 p.m. at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held Monday October 24, at 2 p.m. at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home with Pastor John McRoy officiating. Pallbearers will be Austin Watterson, Jonathon Watterson, Nick Watterson, Michael Watterson, Will Morris, Cody Watterson and Colt Watterson.
Arrangements entrusted to Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home in Holden, Missouri.
She was born April 19, 1935 in Holden, Missouri, the daughter of Clarence and Kathryn (Platter) Shull. She had lived in the Kingsville and Holden area most of her life. She married Leslie Allen Watterson on August 7, 1954. Shirley was the bookkeeper and co-owner of Flame Gas Company in Kingsville for many years. Shirley had been a member of the Women’s Auxiliary Post 5844 in Holden she also taught cooking for many years in 4-H and had been a member of the Holden and Pleasant Hill Saddle Club and the American Quarter Horse Association as well as the Appalosa Horse Club. She and her husband put on many showdeo’s at the Kingsville arena and was a proud member of the Kingsville Baptist Church.
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Watterson on Oct. 8, 2001. She was also preceded in death by her father and mother; one brother, Jack Shull; four sisters, Jimmy Darlene Shull, Brenda Kay Shull, Billie Gudde, and Donna Wirsig.
Surviving are two sons, David Allen Watterson and wife Cindy, of Springfield, Missouri, and Robert Duane Watterson and wife Cindy, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma; two daughters, Leslie Darlene Watterson-Brandsma, of Kingsville, and Shirley Denise Morris, of Warrensburg, Missouri; twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, George Shull and wife Shirley, and Bob Shull, all of Kingsville; four sisters, Georgia Kennedy, of Holden, Betty Gudde, of Warrensburg, Bonnie Tirk and husband Joe, of Kingsville, and Debbie Phelps and husband Louis, of Kingsville.