A Memorial Mass for Heather L. Watgen, 50, Lawrence will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 6, 2013 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence. She died May 2, 2013 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
She was born March 5, 1963 in Carbondale, IL the daughter of Leonard G. and Elsie (Payne) Wood.
Heather received a Bachelor of Science in clothing and textiles from Southern Illinois University in 1985, a Kansas State Teaching Certificate from Washburn University in 2001, and a Masters in education from Baker University in 2009.
She was a fifth grade teacher at Cordley Elementary in Lawrence for the past 12 years.
She was a member of St. John the Evangelist the Catholic Church.
She married Thomas “Tom” M. Watgen on June 1, 1985 in Carbondale, IL. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include two sons, Collin Watgen, Thomas A. Watgen, both of the home; one brother, Fred Wood, and wife, Myra, Greer, SC; one sister, Tina Butler, and husband, Max, Johnston City, IL; two nieces; three nephews; two great nieces; and two great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Leonard G. Wood, Jr.
There will be a prayer service at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary followed by a visitation until 6 p.m.
The family suggests memorials in her name to give.water.org/fundraiser/852/ and may be sent in care of Cordley Elementary School, 1837 Vermont Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.