Jean Waters, 73, of Rockford, IL, died Friday, September 7, 2012 in the Swedish American Hospital, Rockford, IL.

She was born October 4, 1938 in Beloit, WI, the daughter of Ernest and Rena (Harnish) Meyers. Jean attended South Beloit High School, South Beloit, IL. She married Jeffrey Waters on March 12, 1987 in Rockford, IL.

Jean was employed as a Rockford Fire Department 911 Dispatch Supervisor, retiring in 1995. Her many hobbies included playing Bingo, doing jigsaw puzzles, gambling, watching Little House on the Prairie and the Food Network. Jean was an excellent cook and baker. She loved spending time with her family and was an excellent and loving, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

Survivors include her husband of 25 years, Jeffrey Waters of Rockford, IL; granddaughter, Rosa (Dave) Fagerstrom of Chandler, AZ; great granddaughter, Sarah Fagerstrom; brothers and sisters, Emery (Beverly) Meyers, Gloria (Walter) Gothard both of South Beloit, IL, Dick (Margaret) Meyers of Shirland, IL, and Darlene Hysmith of FL; numerous nieces and nephews; and her beloved cat, Simon.

She was predeceased by her parents; brothers, William Meyers and Robert Meyers; sister, Barbara Meyers; and step daughter, Donna Bonifacio.

Jean Waters, Dispatcher
Rockford Fire Department