December 15, 1935 ~ January 23, 2023

Born in: Sorento, Illinois
Resided in: Litchfield, Illinois

Delores Watson, 87, of Litchfield, passed away at 5:35 a.m. on Monday, January 23, 2023, at Carriage Crossing Senior Living.

Delores was born December 15, 1935, in Sorento, the daughter of Robert W. and Fern Louise (Helgen) Watson.  As a child, she attended the Kirkland Community School.  Delores relocated to Litchfield in the late 70’s, where she worked for over 30 years as an in-home healthcare provider.  She attended St. Timothy United Methodist Church and was a member of the Gillespie Order of the Eastern Star.  Delores enjoyed cooking.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Delores is survived by her sisters, Lois Schmidt of Mehlville, MO and Nelda Turner of Sorento; niece, Karen (husband, Dwayne) Morgan of Sorento; nephews, Mark (wife, Samantha) Harmon of Sorento and John (wife, Cheryl) Schmidt of Phoenix, AZ; and many great nieces and great nephews.

Visitation & Funeral Ceremony: The family will receive guests from 11:00-12:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2023, at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 201 S. Main Street, Sorento, IL 62086.  The funeral ceremony will follow at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Dennis Hill officiating.

Interment will follow the funeral ceremony at Kirkland Cemetery in Sorento.

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Kirkland Cemetery, 290 Ripson Bridge Avenue, Sorento, IL 62086, or St. Timothy United Methodist Church, 219 E. Union Avenue, Litchfield, IL 62056, or Sorento United Methodist Church, 303 S. Hill Street, Sorento, IL 62086.

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Visitation: January 27, 2023 11:00 am - January 27, 2023 12:00 pm

Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home of Sorento
201 S. Main St.
Sorento, IL 62086

Funeral Ceremony: January 27, 2023 12:00 pm

Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home of Sorento
201 S. Main St.
Sorento, IL 62086

Interment: January 27, 2023 1:15 pm

Kirkland Cemetery

Sorento, IL 62086

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Delores Watson's name.

Kirkland Cemetery

290 Ripson Bridge Ave
Sorento, IL

Sorento United Methodist Church

303 S. Hill St.
Sorento, IL

St. Timothy United Methodist Church

219 E. Union Ave.
Litchfield, IL

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  1. Delores was a wonderful neighbor of mine for 30+ years. She always remembered us at Christmas with her wonderful cookies. Such a sweet soul. Heaven has gained an angel.

  2. Delores was such a good friend toy mother, Joyce Schwabe. She died on the same date as my mom. Prayers to her family and friends

  3. Light a CandleDelores was an angel on Earth. She quickly became like a member of our family, and we are blessed to have made so many special memories with her.

  4. Light a CandleDelores was friends w/ our grandmother figure, Marge Baldwin. She was a kind lady with a gentle soul. …Rest In Peace.

  5. Light a CandleSorry for the loss of your sister, Nelda. Thinking of you and your family at this sad time.
    From your co-workers at #37 Morton Buildings, Jacksonville

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