R. Carlene Waters

Born: Fri., Aug. 12, 1927
Died: Mon., May 13, 2013


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., May 16, 2013
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Fri., May 17, 2013
Location: Beverly Methodist Church

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   Mrs. Ruth Carlene Waters, 85 of rural Liberty, Illinois, died at 8:10 p.m. Monday (May 13, 2013) in Blessing Hospital.

   Born August 12, 1927 in Clayton, Illinois, Carlene was the daughter of Orville Elsworth and Bertha Clair Seckman Summy. She married Kenneth Waters on May 30, 1948 in the Beverly United Methodist Church. He preceded her in death on July 3, 2008.

   Carlene was a longtime member of the Beverly United Methodist Church and a 65 year member of the Cornelia Chapter, Order of Eastern Star in Perry, Illinois. An accomplished seamstress, Carlene also enjoyed reading and loved animals, especially her pet cats.
   Carlene was a 1945 graduate of Liberty High School. Following her graduation, she received an emergency teacher's certificate because of WW II and taught school in a one room country school for 2 years.  Following her marriage, Carlene devoted her life to her family and cherished the time she spent with them.

   Survivors include a son, Michael Waters (Susan) of Liberty; two daughters, Jeanette White (Michael) of Liberty and Beth Pruitt (Chad) of Commerce, GA; seven grandchildren, Jeffrey White (Kris), Steven White (Stacy), Jon White (Shauna), Sean Waters and  Clayton Waters all of Liberty, and Daniel Pruitt and Hannah Pruitt both of Commerce, GA; two step grandchildren, James Cawthon (Cyndi) of Plymouth, IN and Gary Cawthon of Jacksonville, IL; four great grandchildren, Landon White, Natali White, Samantha White and Anderson White; three step great grandchildren, David Cawthon, Scott Cawthon and Sarah Cawthon; and and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Mrs. Waters was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kenneth; a daughter, Kathie Cawthon; a brother, Halbert Summy; and five sisters, Lois Stickler, Kathleen Kurfman, Eleanor Stauffer, Marguerite Dotson and Loraine Murphy.

   Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10:30 in the Beverly  United Methodist Church by the Rev. Sidney Crowcroft.  Burial will be in Mound Prairie Cemetery.

   Visitation will be Thursday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Quincy and Friday morning from 9:30 until the time of services at Beverly United Methodist Church.

   Memorials may be made to the Beverly United Methodist Church or the Mound Prairie Cemetery Association.

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Diana and Don McCleary
   Posted Tue May 14, 2013
We are praying for you. If there is anything we can do to make these days easier for you, please let us know. Love you all, Diana and Donnie

Terri Smith RN
   Posted Wed May 15, 2013
I wish to express my sympathies on the passing of your very beautiful Mother You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Terri

Kent D. Stickler
   Posted Wed May 15, 2013

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Kent Stickler.

Many, many fond memories! Love Joann & Peter Mans and Jane & Kent Stickler

Judi Dunham
   Posted Wed May 15, 2013
We are so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was such a gentle spirit. I'll always remember her giggle. She's with your dad and Kathie now. I'm sure they greeted her with open arms!
Dwight, Judi, and Courtney Dunham

Melba and Jim Funk
   Posted Thu May 16, 2013
Dear Beth, Mike, Jeanette and Families,
Your mother was such a dear, sweet friend and relative! We send our love, sympathy and prayers. We will be with you on Friday.

Melanie (Funk) Leidy
   Posted Thu May 16, 2013
Carlene holds such a special place in my heart. She always greeted me with a smile--that lovely smile, a hug, and and kind word. What a strong, sweet woman. I was blessed to know her. Praying for comfort for your family as you miss her. ~Melanie (Funk) Leidy

Daniel Murphy
   Posted Thu May 16, 2013
I will never forget my aunt Carlene; she was so loving, kind, and sincere. She had a lot of grandad Summy in her. I once said that she was my favorite aunt, and I think my mom told her - she never forgot it. She will be sadly missed in our family.

Howard and Sharon Wear
   Posted Fri May 17, 2013
Mike, Jeanette, & Beth:
Sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was such a great person and will be missed by all who knew her. Sorry, we were not able to attend services, but wanted you to know that our thoughts and prayers are will all of you and your families. Take care and God Bless!

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