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Virginia Watts

September 17, 1919 — October 17, 2019

Virginia M. Watts age 100 of Comstock, NE passed away Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the Valley County Health System in Ord, NE.

Funeral services will be Monday, October 21, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wescott Baptist Church in Comstock, NE with Del Unruh officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Comstock Fire and Rescue. A visitation will be held on Monday, October 21, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. till service time at the church. Govier Brothers Mortuary are in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be left at

Virginia was born west of Sargent, NE on September 17, 1919 to William Henry and Erma (Amos) Marsh. She married Orlie Watts in May of 1936 near Sargent. Virginia and Orlie lived in Oconto where Orlie was the Superintendent and taught at Oconto Public School, from there they moved to Champaign, IL where Virginia worked at Steak N’ Shake as a waitress, then moving to Wichita Falls, TX, Aurora, CO, where she worked at the Fitzsimons Hospital with veterans.   They spent a little time in Texas before moving to Shelton where Virginia and Orlie owned the IGA Grocery store.  They returned to Texas and lived for over 25 years before moving to Biloxi, Mississippi.  In 1971, Virginia and Orlie moved to Comstock.  Virginia worked as a cook at the Comstock Schools.  Her an Orlie enjoyed canning, gardening, crocheting, fishing, camping, and going to the Casino.

Virginia is survived by her son Gary Watts of Halton City, TX, a daughter Judy (Jack) Guthrie of Hurst, TX, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Virginia is preceded in death by her husband Orlie, son Dennis, daughter Linda Kay, her parents, and brother Bill Marsh.


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