Betty Lou Watson, age 92 of PO Box 96, Cambridge Springs, went to be with the Lord from Homestead Hearth Personal Care Home in Centerville, PA on Monday, February 23, 2015.
Betty was born August 3, 1922 in Akron, OH, the eldest child of Cecil and Laura Kiser. She attended Uniontown schools and graduated valedictorian of her class in 1940. She spent one year at Kent State University and because of World War II, Betty left school to work in the chemical warfare service. It was there she met Wendell Watson, and the two were married April 6, 1944.
In 1958, Betty and Wendell established the Gospel Book & Supply Store in Meadville, where she worked until recent years.
Betty attended First Baptist Church of Edinboro, where she had taught the Ladies Sunday School class for a number of years. She also had ministered to other church groups, sharing her faith. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and gardening activities.
Betty is survived by a son, Keith L. Watson and his wife, Linda of Cambridge Springs; a granddaughter, Laura Ann; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding Betty in death was her husband, L. Wendell Watson on January 12, 2010; two sons, Bruce M. Watson and Stuart W. Watson.
Friends may call at Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Wednesday from 1 – 4 p.m. with the funeral service beginning at 4:00 p.m. Pastor Jerry Alsdorf of Spartansburg Mt. Pleasant Chapel will officiate. Interment will be in Saegertown Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Meadville Christian Broadcasting, PO Box 348, Meadville, PA 16335.