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Obituary: Donald Joseph "Joe" Wathen, North Vernon


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Donald Joseph “Joe” Wathen, 72, of North Vernon,  formerly of Harrisburg, Ill., died at 9:58 a.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014, at his residence.

He is survived by his wife, Judith Rae "Judie" Wasson Wathen; two sons, Brad (Sonya) Wathen of Dupont and Brian (Marilyn) Wathen of North Vernon; two brothers, John (Joanne) Wathen and Van (Jynelle) Wathen, both of Carrier Mills, Ill.; one sister, Robin (Charles) Stricklin of Harrisburg, Ill.; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral service will be conducted at noon Monday at Tea Creek Baptist Church in Lovett, with the Rev. Ben Morris officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home in North Vernon and one hour prior to the service Monday at the church. Burial will be at Vernon Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Schneck Medical Center Foundation Hospice.

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