Genevieve Watson, 93, of Cape Girardeau, passed away Friday, July 10, 2015, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau.

She was born December 1, 1921, in Delta, Missouri, to John C. and Rhoda E. Barker Hunt.  She and Paul Watson were married December 14, 1940, in Jackson, Missouri.

Genevieve and Paul lived many years in Chaffee and attended the Assembly of God Church. Genevieve worked 20 years at the former shoe factory in Chaffee, several years at the former Golden Cat south of Cape Girardeau, and several years at Modern Hearing Aids in Cape Girardeau.

They moved to Cape Girardeau in late 1980 and had been married nearly 41 years when Paul passed away August 19, 1981.  Genevieve attended Cornerstone Church and previously attended Cape First, both in Cape Girardeau.  She volunteered several years at the Teen Challenge Thrift Store in Cape Girardeau.

She was fond of animals and always had a special love for her pets.  Other favorite activities included attending gospel concerts, shopping, and taking bus tours around the U.S.

Loving survivors include two daughters, June (Bill) Dunning and Elaine (John T.) Cobb both of Cape Girardeau; a daughter-in-law, Pattie (the late Paul Jr.) Watson of Nashville, Tennessee;  a brother, Herschel (June) Hunt of Scott City; a sister-in-law, Margaret (Roy) Husband of Jackson; former son-in-law, Gary (Judy) Cook of Hillsboro, Missouri; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Paul Watson; a daughter, Carol Cook; two brothers, George and Virgil Hunt; and a niece, Deborah Hunt Hitt.

The family extends special thanks to the kind and caring staff and the Nursing Director of the Lutheran Home and the Lutheran Home Hospice Team.

Visitation will be Monday, July 13, 2015, from 9 AM to service time, at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.

The funeral will be at 11 AM, Monday, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Charles Lance officiating.  Burial will follow at Lorimier Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to Mid-America Teen Challenge.

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  1. Jo Ann Sester

    Not very often does someone special like your mother come along. I feel very honored to have been a small part of her life. Thank you so much for allowing me to help her with her therapy for as long as she was able. The kindness that you showed me every time I saw you will not be forgotten. God bless you and your family. She will be missed greatly. Sincerely,
    Jo Ann Sester “The Ball Lady”

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