Annita M. Watts

Graveside services for Annita M. Watts, 82, Camdenton, Missouri, will be held at 1 pm Saturday, June 12, at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Lawrence Kansas.

Annita died Thursday, June 3, surrounded by family, in Eudora Kansas.

She was born December 31, 1938 in Hays, Kansas, the daughter of Alexander and Minna Phannenstiel. She attended high school in Denver, Colorado and earned her degree from Loretta Heights, also in Denver.

A current resident of the Camdenton, Missouri area, Mrs. Watts previously lived in St Louis and worked as the Assistant Director of Personnel at St Joseph Hospital in Kirkwood, Mo. Annita was active in her parish, St Anthony’s of Camdenton, Mo and was a talented quilter. An avid entertainer, she also enjoyed spending long hours in her sewing room, and creating handsewn items for her family and friends.

She married John Watts on May 28, 1983. They resided in the Kirkwood, Missouri area until their move to Camdenton, Mo in 1993. John survives of the home.

Other survivors include a daughter, Denise Snodgrass, of Lawrence, Kansas, a step son, John Watts of Wentzville, Mo and a step daughter, Cindy Watts of St Louis. She had 6 grandchildren.


Messages & Condolences

From Kelly Murphy...

Denise, John, and family, I am so sorry and my thoughts are with you, as they have been for these past weeks. I loved Aunt Annita. Her sense of humor and candor, even in a family where candor was not always the norm, were so refreshing. She made me laugh for as long as I can remember, up until my last conversation with her. She meant so much to my mother and I hope they are together again now. My love to you all.

From Christine & Gene Haltenhof...

To John, Denise and families. You have our deepest sympathy. Annita was a ray of sunshine with the most beautiful heart. She helped empower many women in her career and lifetime and cared for all. She shared her wit and humor and often we’d laugh til we cried. John would role his eyes and giggle. So when I think of Annita, I think of joy. True joy.

From Shirley Canavit...

John, we send condolences and prayers to both you and your family. We were very saddened to hear of Annita’s passing. We know she will be missed by family and friends. Frank and Shirley Canavit

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