Barbara Lynn Watters
September 08, 1938 - May 16, 2021
Barbara L. Watters, 82, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Sunday morning, May 16, 2021, at Crestridge Nursing Home in Maquoketa.
A celebration of her life will be held at 11 A.M., Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Sutton Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, Iowa.
Barbara Lynn Carr was born on September 8, 1938 in Zwingle, Iowa, to Dillon and Lynne Opal (Wagner) Carr. She grew up in Zwingle and attended the Fulton Community Schoolhouse prior to graduating from Maquoketa High School in 1956. She married Allan W. Watters on May 18, 1961 in Maquoketa, Iowa. He preceded her in death on April 19, 2005.
Barbara had first worked at the Green Mill Café in Maquoketa doing various jobs including cooking, waitressing, and candymaking. Upon her marriage to Allan Watters, she raised a family and worked at Maquoketa Care Center as a cook for 8 years. When Allan was transferred with his job at Caterpillar to York, Pennsylvania, Barbara worked for Aramark Food Service for 8 years. They retired to Maquoketa.
Barbara was a former member of Community of Christ Church in Maquoketa. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, and watching and feeding the birds. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren.
Those left to honor her memory include her children, John (Jayne) Watters of Andrew, IA, and Darlene King of Maquoketa, IA; 2 grandchildren, Nathan and Kyle Watters; a sister, Patsy Krantz of Maquoketa, IA; a brother, Gerald Carr of Maquoketa, IA; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jim and Joanne Watters of Dubuque, IA, Edna Schmalfeldt of Bettendorf, IA, and Geni Carr of Maquoketa, IA; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Allan, brother Darrald Carr, brother-in-law Donald Krantz and sister-in-law, Dee Carr.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Barbara L. Watters memorial fund has been established.
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