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Julie Watts

Julie Watts

Julie Watts, 56, of Windsor, Missouri, died Saturday afternoon, May 9, 2009, at her home near Windsor.

She was born November 27, 1952, in Keokuk, Iowa, the daughter of Wayne Franklin “Frank” Cochenour and Reba Eileene (Stott) Cochenour. On February 11, 1973, at Forbes Air Force Base in Topeka, Kansas, she married Gerald Lee “Jerry” Watts and he survives of the home.

Julie worked as a secretary for several years and then as a manager at the Whiteman Air Force Base commissary. She also managed numerous rental properties in Windsor. She was a part of the Wednesday night bowling league in Clinton, Mo., and the mixed bowling league in Windsor.  Because of their nomadic Air Force lifestyle, Julie and Jerry were very proud that all their children graduated from the same high school (Windsor High School) giving them all the same “home town.”

In addition to her husband, Jerry, survivors include 2 sons, Nathan Watts, Columbia, Mo., Joshua Watts, Whiteman Air Force Base, Knob Noster, Mo.; a daughter, Christina Jones, Clarksville, Tennessee; 6 grandchildren; her mother, Reba Cochenour, Arbela, Mo.; 2 brothers, Bobbie Cochenour and Jerry Cochenour, both of Arbela, Mo.; 4 sisters, Mary Crader, Topeka, Ks., Shirley Lay, Lewis Town, Mo., Karen Busby, Luray, Mo., and Glenda Marley, Kahoka, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Julie was preceded in death by her father and two sisters, Rosa Lee James and Dorothy June Cochenour, two nephews, Larry Stark; Kevin Stark; niece, Theresa Crader; brother-in-law, Dean Crader.

Funeral Services will be Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at 1:30 p.m., at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, with Rev. Doug Hall officiating.  Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests contributions to the Henry County Chapter of the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at