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Joan A. Watson, 80, of Conneaut, passed away Thursday afternoon, April 6, 2017, at the Ashtabula County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Aug. 7, 1936, in Conneaut, and was the daughter of Charles and Irene (Rilling) Hazeltine.
Joan was a Conneaut High School graduate, class of 1954, and had worked for Crowther Trucking, Astatic, and Premix, retiring in 1988.
She was a member of the Conneaut First Baptist Church for over 50 years, where she sang in the choir, was a deaconess, a youth advisor, and member of the women's mission society. Joan enjoyed reading, needlework, baking, and watching Nascar racing and local stock car racing that her family raced. She especially enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include her daughter Janice (John) McMaster of Katy, Texas; her sons Jeff (Mercy) Thompson of Orlando, Fla., and David (Frances) Thompson of Hudson, N.H.; three step-sons, James (Kim) Watson of Conneaut; William (Lisa) Watson, of Monroe Township, and Ronald (Leanne) Watson Sr., of Ladson, S.C.; five grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; ten step-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great grandchildren; her sister Marjorie (Don) Williams of Conneaut; nieces, nephews, and more distant relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank F. "Bud" Watson; her sister, Sally Alexander; her brother, Charles Hazeltine; and her step-great-grandson, Barry Anderson.
Memorial service will be held at 12 Noon, Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at the MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 208 Liberty St., with Rev. Robert Guldenschuh, of First Baptist Church, officiating. Inurnment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, North Kingsville.
Friends may call at the Funeral Home on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at Noon.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 370 State St., Conneaut, Ohio 44030, or the Alzheimer's Association, 322 8th Ave. 7th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10001. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Sign the guestbook at www.marcyfuneralhome.com
Published on April 8, 2017
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