Louise Waters

January 7, 1943 - February 9, 2024

Louise Waters

Louise Waters 81, of Calhoun, Kentucky passed away Friday, February 9, 2024 at a daughter’s home in Calhoun. Mary Louise Durbin was born January 7, 1943 in McLean County, Kentucky to the late Earnest Anthony and Mary Elizabeth Majors Durbin, was married to Willis Earl Wilson, until his death on February 25, 1981, and was later married to Chester Waters, until his death in October of 2004.

Louise’s work history was deeply rooted in the Calhoun community. She retired from the former Rite Aid Pharmacy in Calhoun, where she was known for her kindness and helpful nature. Prior to her time at Rite Aid, she contributed her skills to the former Owens Drug Store, also in Calhoun, where she first became a beloved figure to her colleagues and the community she served.

Her interests were as wide-ranging as they were joyful. Louise had a passion for quilting, creating beautiful pieces that were cherished by those lucky enough to receive them. Line dancing was another of her favorite activities, and she could often be found kicking up her heels to the rhythm of the music. Louise was also an avid lover of the outdoors, especially boating and fishing on the beautiful Green River, which brought her much tranquility and happiness.

A devout member of St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Calhoun, Louise was deeply involved in her faith community. She was an active member of the Sisters of the Heart, where she shared her love and compassion with others. Louise also dedicated her time as a volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul in Owensboro, giving back to those in need with the same generosity she extended to her family and friends.

Louise will be remembered for her radiant smile, her infectious laughter, and her kind-hearted nature. Her legacy of love and dedication to her family and community will live on through the many lives she touched. Louise has left an indelible mark on the hearts of all who knew her, and her presence will be deeply missed.

In addition to her parents and two husbands, Louise was preceded in death by her companion, Mike Holland; a daughter, Michelle Cooper; a great grandson, Garrett Powell; a brother, Doug Durbin; and by a sister, Patsy Hardin.

Louise is survived by four sons, Steven Earl Wilson (Susie) of Island, Darrell Wilson of Calhoun, David Wilson (Cathy) of Philpot, and Willie Wilson of Evansville; three daughters, Mary Jane Cooper, Tammy Holland (Larry), and Tina Jarvis (Greg Conrad) all of Calhoun; 17 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Raymond Durbin (Becky) of Florida, Donald Durbin (Cynthia) of Calhoun and Randy Durbin (Gail) of Arizona. Each family member cherished Louise for her warmth, her unwavering support, and her ability to make every gathering a memorable one.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Calhoun. Burial will be in the St. Peters Cemetery in Daviess County. Friends may visit with Louise’s family from 4:00 P.M. until 7:30 P.M. Tuesday and from 8:00 A.M. until 9:30 A.M. Wednesday at Muster Funeral Homes, Calhoun Chapel. Prayer services for Louise will be held at 7:30 P.M. Tuesday at Musters in Calhoun.

The Louise Waters family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to St. Sebastian Catholic Church; 180 Kentucky 136 West; Calhoun, Kentucky 42327.

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