Archive for Thursday, January 27, 2005

Clayton D. Watts

1926-2005

January 27, 2005

Services for Clayton D. Watts, 78, Ottawa, were Tuesday, Jan. 25, at the First Baptist Church in Ottawa.
Mr. Watts died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa.
He was born April 8, 1926, in Vinland, the son of Charles and Nettie Weib Watts. He grew up in the Ottawa area and attended Ottawa High School.
Mr. Watts worked for Sunflower Ordnance Depot in De Soto before purchasing a milk route and beginning a dairy operation in 1955. He concentrated on dairy until 1974 when he began farming and raising beef cattle.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge, Aerie 2700, and a past member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks 803. He was also a member of the Lincoln Township Fire Department and the Kansas Livestock Association.
He married Betty DeMaranville on Aug. 20, 1945, in Garnett. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two daughters, Teresa Miller and Audrey Reed, both of Ottawa; two sons, Buck Watts, Ottawa, and Donald Stevens, Lawrence; a sister, Cleo Liddle; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association, sent in care of the Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa 66067.

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