Annavesta Watchinski, 90 of Columbia passed away Friday, December 28, 2012 at University Hospital.
Services will be held at 11am, Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Missouri United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm, Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Parker Funeral Service. Burial will be in Columbia Cemetery.
Annavesta was born September 23, 1922 in Campbell, MO to Foy I. and Mabel Evans Morse.
She graduated from Shelbyville, IL High School and Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL.
She married Hebert W. Watchinski, Sr. on June 18, 1944 in Shelbyville, IL, while Herbert was serving in the US Army. The couple settled in Bloomington, IL after Herbert was discharged from the Army.
Annavesta worked as an Administrative Assistant for Hickman High School Counselors Office and later as a social worker at Ellis Fischel Cancer Hospital until her retirement. She volunteered at The Wardrobe in Columbia.
She was a long time member of the Gibson Circle at Missouri United Methodist Church and volunteered at the church.
Survivors include: two sons, Herbert W. Watchinski, Jr. of Columbia and Robert I. Watchinski and wife Marion of Overland Park, KS; grandchildren, Karin Dombrowsky and husband Aaron, Marc Watchinski and wife Sara, Carmen Watchinski, Matthew Watchinski and wife Leslie; and great-grandchildren, Riley Dombrowsky, Keegan Dombrowsky and Andrew Watchinski.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a sister, and a son, Neil Watchinski.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.