Barbara Jean Fitzwater Rawson of Potosi, Missouri departed this life on July 1, 2014 at her residence having reached the age of eighty three years, four months and twelve days. She was born on February 19, 1931 in Shirley, Missouri a daughter to the late Pryor Fitzwater and Florence (Northcutt) Fitzwater.
On October 19, 1946, Barbara married George Rawson of Bonne Terre, where they resided for most of their married life. Barbara was a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother, as well a caring and wonderful nurse at Parkland BJC Hospital for over thirty years.
In addition to her parents and husband, Barbara was preceded in death by her sister Ruby Eye, two brothers Virgil Fitzwater, Leo Fitzwater, son in law Wayne Werley all of Potosi and a great granddaughter Brittany Wren of Columbia, Missouri.
Those who remain to mourn the passing of her life include four daughters Rhonda (Mrs. Tom) Troll of San Antonio, Texas, Barb (Mrs. Wayne) Werley of Potosi, Debie (Mrs. David) Slate of Columbia, Missouri, Gay (Mrs. Will) Casey of Festus, and son Scott (Dena) Rawson of Dexter; eleven grandchildren Michael Mount and Greg Mount of Texas, Jeanne (Werley) Moberly, Robert Werley, Jessica (Werley), Meredith (Kentucky), Heather (Harness) Wren and Shawn Harness, Christopher Casey, Jeff Rawson, Levi Rawson, and Bobby Jo Rawson all of Missouri, eighteen great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews, and friends who will sadly miss her.
A memorial service was held Friday, July 11, 2014 at 12 Noon at the DeClue Chapel with Pastor Rhonda Troll officiating.
Interment and final prayers were held at the Bonne Terre Cemetery. All arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the DeClue Funeral Home.
Independent Journal, Potosi, MO, Thursday, July 17, 2014