RICHLAND-Leiloni "Loni" Watson, age 64, of Richland, died Saturday, November 14, 2020, at her home.
Loni was born February 18, 1956, in Washington, the daughter of Lawrence and Catherine (Schumann) Adrian. She graduated from Keota High School in May of 1974. Two weeks later she started to work at Prairie Mutual Insurance and had been there 46 years. She received an award for 45 years of service last year. On April 19, 1980, she married Rick Watson at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Loni was a member of Holy Trinity Parish and the Altar and Rosary Society. She enjoyed her bridge club, wood-burning for crafts, watching movies, eating out and getting together with family and friends. She especially loved Christmas and buying gifts for family and friends.
Survivors include her husband: Rick of Richland; sisters: Janice Weber of Keota and Valerie Adrian of Keota; brother: J.P. (Laura) Adrian of Harper and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; father-in-law; mother-in-law; brother-in-law: Hubert Weber and niece: Amy Frederick.
Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at Holy Trinity Cemeteries - Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery in rural Harper. The service will be livestreamed on the Powell Funeral Home facebook page. There will be no public visitation.
A memorial fund has been established for the Richland Fire Department and Richland QRS. Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Keota is caring for Loni and her family. Tributes may be made at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.
On behalf of the class of KHS 1974 our deepest sympathy to the entire family.
My deepest sympathy to all of Loni’s family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. So many great memories when I worked at Maplewood Manor .
Rick and family...so sorry for your loss. Peace be with you in this difficult time.
Sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
I'm so very very sorry to hear about Loni! Deepest Sympathy. I had the pleasure of knowing Loni thru work. She was at Pioneer/Prairie Mutual when I was working at Grimm's. Enjoyed her friendship. And always enjoyed seeing her at Sigourney Cafe.
Rick, Janice & family, we are saddened to hear of the loss of Loni. She was a very dedicated employee, who we worked alongside for many, many years. We send our sincere sympathy to all of you at this difficult time. Denny & Linda Shafer
Very sorry for your loss Rick. Anything I can do for you let me know and don't be afraid to ask your neighbor to the east for help. He will do anything he can for you. Thinking of you.
Our thoughts and prays to Leilonis family. RIP Thinking of you Janice.
Tom & peg Redlinger
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