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Ronnie Waters

April 17, 1938 April 3, 2018
Ronnie Waters
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Ronnie Waters, age 79 of Mulberry Grove, IL passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Greenville Nursing and Rehab Center, Greenville, IL. The funeral will be held at First Christian Church, Greenville, IL on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 11 am. Visitation will be on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 4 pm. to 7 pm. at the church. Burial will be in Mulberry Grove Cemetery, Mulberry Grove, IL. Memorial contributions are suggested The Shriners Hospitals for Children. The family asks to please give memorials in lieu of flowers.

Ronnie was born on April 17, 1938, in Smithboro, IL to Otis L. Waters and Blanche Lucille Green Waters. He married Ruth Ann Ellsworth on June 18, 1960 in Mulberry Grove, IL.

He graduated from Grand Chain High School, joined Local 60 in Morton, IL, moved to Mulberry Grove and worked as a boiler maker until retirement.

Ronnie enjoyed outdoor activities: Gardening, mowing his lawn as much as possible and wood working. He also enjoyed spending time with his grand and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his children: John (Kim) Waters, Smithboro, IL; Rhonda A. (Kevin) Rickman, Mulberry Grove, IL; and Tola A. (Scott) Snow, Greenville, IL. Brother, Allen (Janet) Waters, Mulberry Grove, IL. Sisters: Sandra Hawkins, Mulberry Grove, IL; Jeanette (Forrest) Brown, Mulberry Grove, IL; and Brenda (Jim) Tedrick, Greenville, IL. Grandchildren: Otis Waters, Jason (Carissa) Waters, Teanna (Korey Blunt) Rickman, Jacob (Nicole) Rickman, John (Katie) Rickman, Tesia (Wesley) Hasekamp, Taylor Snow, Skyler Snow, Shannon Niehaus, Alyssa Niehaus. Great grandchildren: Brandon Ross, Landon Waters, Paige Waters, Caroline Rickman.

Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Keith Allen Waters; a brother, Gary Waters; and a sister, Donna Grimm.

The family asks to please give memorials in lieu of flowers.

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Visitation

Thursday

5

Apr

4:00 PM 4/5/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/5/2018 7:00:00 PM
Greenville First Christian Church

1100 Killarney Drive
Greenville, IL 62246

Greenville First Christian Church
1100 Killarney Drive Greenville 62246 IL
United States

Service

Friday

6

Apr

11:00 AM 4/6/2018 11:00:00 AM
Greenville First Christian Church

1100 Killarney Drive
Greenville, IL 62246

Greenville First Christian Church
1100 Killarney Drive Greenville 62246 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mulberry Grove Cemetery Final Resting Place

Mulberry Grove, IL 62262

Mulberry Grove 62262 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Shriner's Hospital For Children

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