Photo: Rosie Lee Waters (nee James) of Channahon  1942 - 2022

Rosie Lee Waters (nee James), age 80, of Channahon, passed away on Monday, January 2, 2023, at Rock Run Place Assisted Living and Memory Care in Joliet.

Born November 2, 1942, in New Haven, IL, a daughter to Orville and Thelma May (Kennedy) James. Rosie was raised and educated in Norris City and graduated from Norris High School with the class of 1960. Rosie worked as a CNA for Morris Hospital retiring after 32 years. Rosie loved her four-legged feline pets, and most importantly cherished her family especially her time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include four children: Scott (Dreama) Unland of Virginia, Julie (Bob) Watts of Coal City, Donnie (Jen) Unland of Virginia, Laurie (Tim) Smith of Channahon: numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one sister: Euna (Ron) Stokes of Norris City; one brother: Wayne (Ruth) McKenzie of Norris City; one sister-in-law Sue James of Norris City, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Rosie was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert, sister Sheila Horste, one brother Ray James and stepfather Warren McKenzie.

The family will receive friends at Reeves Funeral Home, 408 E. Washington Street (one block east of Illinois Route 47) in Morris on January 9, 2023, from 9:00 AM until time of funeral service at 11:00 AM. Rev. Dr. Roy Backus will officiate, and burial will follow in Willard Grove Cemetery where Rosie will be laid to rest with her husband Robert.

Friends and family are encouraged to log onto to sign the online guestbook, submit photos and share Rosie's memorial page via social media.

Funeral services have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes Ltd., 408 E. Washington Street, in Morris. (815-942-2500)