BERTRAND -- Gwendolyn Mae Watson, 65, died at 4 a.m. Feb. 18, 2006, at her home.
Born Apr. 24, 1940, in Grant, Mich., daughter of the late Homer Burdett and Alice Leona Love Myrick, she had been a cook for the Charleston Public School System and the American Commercial Barge Line in Jeffersonville, Ind., She had previously owned and operated Gwen's Country Kitchen in Winslow, Ariz., and cooked for the Winslow City Jail.
On Nov. 12, 1998, in Wickliffe, Ky., she married John W. Watson who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: four sons, Gary Rosenberger of Grand Rapids, Mich., Tim Rosenberger of Greenville, Mich., Todd Rosenberger of Bartlett, Tenn., and Mike Rosenberger of Memphis, Tenn.; two daughters, Leona Mollien of Memphis and Tammy Robinson of Allendale, Mich.; one brother, Bill Myrick of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, one brother, Gordon Myrick, also preceded her in death.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. today at the Church of God of Prophecy in Bertrand. The Rev. Jim Eskew officiated.
Private disposition of her cremains will follow at a later date.
Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston was in charge of arrangements.