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Mondelle Little Watson Grube

October 16, 1927 — September 14, 2021

Mondelle Little Watson Grube, 93, beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother, was called to her eternal resting place on September 14, 2021.  

Visitation will be held at Groesbeck Funeral Home on Saturday, September 18, 2021, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. prior to the funeral service. 

Funeral services will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 18 in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Steve Nance of the First United Methodist Church of Groesbeck officiating.   Burial will follow in the Oakes Cemetery (Farrar community.) 

Pallbearers for the service will be Christian Heinen, Colton Pekar, Chance Watson, Trey Watson, Dan Grube, Roger Grube and Charles Little.

Mondelle entered this world on October 16, 1927, in Farrar, Texas, born to Jonathan and Willie Lee (Schellhamer) Little.   Mondelle went to school in Fair Oaks.  She loved to play volleyball and basketball. She spent many hours telling stories about the school and the friends she grew up with.

Mondelle was a total businesswoman and loved to work. Mondelle owned and managed Watson Auto Safety Center in Houston for 25 years.  After that time in her life, she decided to "go back home" to Limestone County.  When she moved to Groesbeck, she knew she would want a business that was not already available, so she decided, after researching, on a dry-cleaning business with the latest in equipment.  She developed and operated Lew-Rich Cleaners for many years.   She made many lifelong friends from the different businesses she owned. As recent as last week she said she needed to go find a job because she could not stand sitting around. In her later years she loved to travel; she always looked forward to her great adventures. 

Mondelle loved to talk to anyone who would listen.  She was known for her wit and her sense of humor, her love for shopping, her enjoyment of going on bus trips and tours as often as possible and to anywhere, and for socializing with friends and family.  She was a member of the Groesbeck Study Club and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Groesbeck.

Mondelle was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Grube; her mother and father; her brother, Dean W. Little and sister- in- law, Nelta Sims Little; her son, Lewis R. Watson; son- in- law, Kenneth L. Pekar; and the father of her children, Lewis R. Watson. 

She is survived by her daughter, Lewdelle Watson Pekar of Houston; daughter-in-law, Lynn B. Watson of Houston; granddaughter, Calli K. Heinen and her husband John C. Heinen of Houston; grandsons, Colton L. Pekar, Lewis R. Watson III, and Cameron C. (Chance) Watson of Houston; and great grandchildren, Emerson L. Heinen and Graham C. Heinen of Houston.  She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Trenna W. Moncus of Harlingen and Kati W. Fitch of Kerrville; along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins that she dearly loved.   Her assistant, Marta Pelioco, who she dearly treasured for the special care she gave her, and her employee, Geno McCardell, who stood by her side for over 50 years, are also among her survivors. 

Memorials can be made to Oakes Cemetery, Attention: Glenda Stallings, 295 LCR 840 Donie, Texas 75838.  

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Service Schedule

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Chapel Service

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel

1215 E Yeagua St, Groesbeck, TX 76642

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