Frances Elizabeth Watchorn

Peoria – Frances Elizabeth Watchorn, 98, of Peoria, passed away at 1:40 PM on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at her residence. She was born on October 7, 1918 in Edwards, IL to William and Julia (Aman) Bowen. She married Elmer Watchorn on May 20, 1950 in Abingdon, IL, he preceded her in death.

Also preceding her in death were her parents, two brothers, and three sisters.

Surviving are two children, Sharon (Ronald) Meyers of Peoria, and Danny (Connie) Wells of Indiana, nine grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren.

Frances was a member of Bethel Bible of Edwards for over 30 years and also The Flanary Sisters Play Guitar on WMBD.

Services will be held at 1 PM on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville, IL, where a visitation will be held from 12-1 PM. Pastor John Lafollette will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Cottonwood Cemetery in Rural Hanna City, IL. Memorials can be made to UnityPoint Health Methodist Hospice. To view Frances’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to

To view Frances’ DVD press play below


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2 Responses to Frances Elizabeth Watchorn

  1. Connie Wells says:

    Beautiful video

  2. Karen Hammond says:

    So sorry for your loss. Frances was a very sweet lady. I can still remember the pink quilt she made for Carrie.

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