December 3, 1953 - July 28, 2021
Helen Ann Watson, daughter of Robert and Dorothy Hruska Stika, was born December 3, 1953, in Cresco, Iowa. She departed this life Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Mercy Hospital, in Lebanon, Missouri, at the age of sixty-seven years, seven months, and twenty-five days. On April 20, 1996, she was united in marriage to David Andrew Watson and they shared thirteen years before David’s passing on September 29, 2009. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Gerald and Dale Stika; and a sister, Denise Stika. Helen is survived by three daughters, DeAnna LaChance, and her significant other, Aaron Brown, of Stoutland, Missouri, Patricia Williams, and her husband, Dennis, of Lebanon, Missouri, and Debra Watson, of Moore, Oklahoma; four sons, Shaun Morgan, and his wife, Jeri, of Lebanon, Missouri, Terry Lauwers, and his wife, Gina, of Laquey, Missouri, Gary Lauwers, and his wife, Rena, of Huntington, Arkansas, and Chris Watson, of Moore, Oklahoma; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three brothers, Mike Stika, and his wife, Yvonne, of Madison, Indiana, Robert Stika, Jr., and his wife, Coleen, of Protivin, Iowa, and Ron Stika, and his wife, Elaine, of Cresco, Iowa; three sisters, Mary A. Cheville, Shirley Nelson, and her husband, Stewart, all of Ames, Iowa, and Geralyn Smith, and her husband, Fred, of Waukon, Iowa; a sister-in-law, Mary Stika, of Catoosa, Oklahoma; a number of nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends. She was raised on the family farm in Iowa and graduated from high school there. She entered the military as a young woman and served her country faithfully in the United States Army for several years. She was stationed in Japan for part of her time in the service. After being honorably discharged from the Army, Helen made her home in Lebanon, Missouri where she worked as a seamstress for the H. D. Lee Company for sixteen years. Throughout her life, she was always a devoted homemaker to her family. She later did some clerical work. Helen was an active member of St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church in Lebanon. In her spare time she enjoyed traveling and doing crocheting. She was steadfast in her convictions and you never had to wonder where she stood on any issue. She loved her family dearly and especially enjoyed having time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Helen was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and was a caring friend. We celebrate her life and know that her family and friends will cherish the wonderful memories she created for them during her lifetime. Funeral Mass for Helen A. Watson will be Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church in Lebanon, Missouri. Burial will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will take place at Helen's home on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 1:00 P.M.
Helen Ann Watson, daughter of Robert and Dorothy Hruska Stika, was born December 3, 1953, in Cresco, Iowa. She departed this life Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Mercy Hospital, in Lebanon, Missouri, at the age of sixty-seven years, seven months,... View Obituary & Service Information
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