Jeanne Mary Watson, age 83, of Gardner, IL passed away Thursday, July 16, 2020 at her home. Born January 14, 1937 in Morris, IL to the late Joseph Lester and Angela Rose (nee Carpenter) Watson, Jeanne enjoyed reading and bird watching – she especially enjoyed humming- birds. Surviving are three children: Kevin (Susan) Gutzman of Braceville; Kenneth (Me-linda) Gutzman of Dwight, IL; and Valerie Cook of TX; step-son, Jim Lauridson, Jr.; 13 grandchildren; numerous great – grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and their families. Preceding her in death were her former husbands, Walter Gutzman, Sr., James Lauridson, Sr., and Carl Neil Watson; son, Walter Gutzman, Jr.; four brothers: Joe, Jimmy, Gerald and Jack Watson; and two sisters, Joyce Findlay and June Ramsey. Cremation rites have been accorded. Private inurnment will be held in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery, Braceville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her name may be directed to the Joliet Area Community Hospice. R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements. For more information and to visit her online guestbook, please log on to or find us on Facebook at R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory.