Duker & Haugh Funeral Home

Obituaries

Cheryl L. Watson

Cheryl L. Watson

Cheryl L. Watson, age 62, of 1120 So. 23rd St., Quincy, died on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 3:25 a.m. in Blessing Hospital. She was born on August 7, 1953 in St. Mary's Hospital in Quincy, a daughter of John Joseph & Patricia Ann (Berglind) McCarthy. She married Steve Watson, December of 1977, and together they had two sons, Matthew and Jason.

Cheryl was a 1972 graduate of Quincy High School. She attended Quincy College and Southern Illinois University in Carbondale earning a Bachelor's Degree. She obtained a Masters from Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville, MO. She was certified to teach Behavioral Disorders and Learning Disabilities. She began working for the Quincy Public School District #172 in 1978 and after thirty-five years of dedicated service, retired in 2012. She was passionate about teaching, and gave her heart and soul to educating her young students. In 2012, Cheryl was awarded the Golden Apple Award.

During Cheryl's teaching tenure, she taught special education at Jefferson Elementary, Washington Elementary and Monroe Elementary, and she taught third grade at Irving Elementary and most recently, at Madison Elementary School.

The light of Cheryl's life was her beloved granddaughter, Savannah, whom she spent as much time with as she could. Cheryl also had a very close group of friends, and wonderful neighbors, who she adored. She was blessed with the opportunity to accompany her friends on travels throughout the U.S., and had fun exploring near and far.

She is survived by her sons, Matthew Watson of St. Charles, MO and Jason Watson and Ann Seymour, who was like a daughter to her, both of Quincy; three sisters, Terri (Dave) Wand of Omaha, NE, Kathy (John) Munhausen of Fulshear, TX & Tina Mowen of Quincy; two brothers, Kevin (Diana) McCarthy of Virginia, IL & Michael McCarthy of Nokesville, VA; and one very special granddaughter, Savannah Grace Kamp of St. Charles, MO; many dear friends, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her grandparents, Art & Blanche Berglind, and Robert & Catherine McCarthy.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 10:00 in St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church by Fr. Duc Pham, O.F.M. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday evening from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to an Education Fund for the education of her granddaughter, Savannah.

Leave Condolences ›

Condolences

From:
Marilyn Vincent
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I live across the street from Cheryl. She was such a nice neighbor to chat with. Will definitely miss her smiling face & chats!
From:
Tiffany Gallamore-Steinhauser
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Matt and family~ I'm sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She was such a wonderful lady. Prayers to you.
From:
Kathy Irvin
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I knew Cheryl as a Great 3rd Grade Teacher at Madison School. My prayers and condolences to her family.
From:
Angie
St. Charles, MO
Comments:
No one can prepare us for the loss of a loved one; it comes like a swift wind. However, take comfort in knowing that Cheryl is now resting in the arms of our Lord.

A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on!

Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

Angie & Mike
From:
Teresa & Sheldon Robinson
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, may your cherished memories bring you peace and comfort! 🙏🏻
From:
Angie
St. Charles, MO
Comments:
Matt, No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. However, take comfort in knowing that your mom is now resting in the arms of our Lord.

A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on.
Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
Angie & Mike Kamp
From:
Tamra Owens
Quincy, IL
Comments:
To the Watson family- I'm so sorry for your loss. My mom & my sisters & I lived next door to you at country club heights years ago.
From:
Candi & John Freiburg
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Cheryl was a wonderful teacher & a beautiful person inside and out. She had a positive attitude and her smile would light up a room. Sending our sincerest sympathy & prayers to the family. Fly high with the Angels, Cheryl.
From:
Christine Frey
Bend, OR
Comments:
So sorry to hear of Cheryl's passing! We got to know her when John rode bicycles with Jason and as Will's teacher. She was a special lady!
From:
Dianne Dicks
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Matt & Jason:
I am so sorry for your loss. Just loved your mother. She was an angel on earth also. You have my heartfelt sympathy.

Dianne Dicks
From:
Cindy Cramer
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I would like to extend my profound sympathy to Cheryl's family. Please know you are in my prayers and that you will continue to be in my prayers. I was surprised and saddened to learn of her death today. I worked with Cheryl. She was a dedicated teacher who had a heart for students who had behavioral struggles and faced other obstacles. She had a great sense of humor and a warm smile!! If she was part of your team, you felt blessed. May God give you His strength, wrap you in His protection and may you feel His peace. Cindy Cramer