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Etta JoAnn Watterson
Etta JoAnn WattersonRed Rose2Etta JoAnn Watterson, 79 of Richwood, was called home to join her family on Tuesday morning, June 5, 2018.

She was born March 19, 1939 in Piqua to the late Clarence A. and Mary E. (Karnehm) Rupert. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Alice Purk, brothers, Kenneth, Jerry and Robert Rupert and a nephew, Tracy Rupert.

She was a member of the Baptist Church in Tipp City Ohio. Her greatest treasure in life was her family. She had an infectious smile and loved giving hugs. It didn't matter where JoAnn was or what she was doing, she always had one of her children/grandchildren/great grandchildren with her.

She enjoyed doing crafts, going to stock car races to watch her brother and brother in law. †She loved watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren in all their many activities and enjoyed eating out with friends. Her family always came first.

She is survived by her four daughters, Kay (Jim) Walters, Richwood; Carissa (Steve) Davis, Richwood; Carie (Tom) Cremeans, Centerburg, Corey (Greg) Hamburger, West Mansfield; 14 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 2 great great-grandchildren and she loved each and every one with all her heart.

Funeral services will be Friday June 8, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood, burial will follow in the Claibourne Cemetery, Pastor Ken Mosser will officiate. Friends may call Thursday from 5-7 pm at the funeral home in Richwood

Memorial gifts may be made to the Richwood Area Park at 153 N. Franklin St. Richwood, Ohio 43344

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Kim jerew
Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 1:12 PM

So so sorry for all of you girls loss, she was a wonderful woman and always had a smile on her face. I'm sure gonna miss grandma. Hugs and prayers for all of you.

#2 from: Rick and Noni asher
Winter haven fl
Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 1:18 PM

All I can say is you are now in our lords hand... peace to the family

#3 from: Traci Hoffman
Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 1:49 PM

So sorry to hear of your loss. She will be sadly missed by many. Loved her hugs and was so glad to have known momma. Thinking of you all and sending hugs to wrap you in comfort during this time. God gained a beautiful angel. Love to all.

#4 from: Abby Beaulieu (Davis)
Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 2:03 PM

Uncle Steve, Chris, & Family: I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies to you guys- thinking of you all.


#5 from: Donnie and Kathie (Davis) Pfister
†Northfield, Ohio
Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 2:54 PM

Joan was a great lady. She was always smiling and always had the time to talk.  RIP Joan and hugs to all her family.

#6 from: Roy and Carol Barr
Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 4:03 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss.
Prayers for you and your family.

#7 from: Annette
Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 4:38 PM

So sorry for your loss Joann was a sweet lady . She is in Godís hands now .  Prayers for the whole family

#8 from: Danie Vigar
Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 6:18 PM

My deepest sympathy to the family. RIP she is no  longer in any pain. Such a sweet woman. Thoughts and prayers.

#9 from: johna nibert
Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 7:09 PM

So sorry for your loss. My sympathy to the family
             Johna Nibert

#10 from: Cindy Schultz Scott
Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 7:21 PM

So sorry for your loss, she was a wonderful lady. Cherish all your great memories. Love to all

#11 from: Jerry Moore
Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 9:24 AM

A good friend and neighbor. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

#12 from: Karen McMahan
Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 9:30 AM

So sorry for your loss.  I will always remember how happy she was, forever with a smile!!  God bless you all.

#13 from: Bruce and Becky Beery
Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 10:59 AM

Our deepest sympathy to all the family. She was famous for her dried beef cheese balls and we always looked forward to the holidays and birthdays knowing one would come. She knew how to make your day ! She will be missed but left behind fond memories !

#14 from: Judy Penix
Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 2:49 PM

To All of the Family Joann was a truly amazing Woman. We had such good times when we worked together and I have such sweet Memories when i would hang out at your house in our younger years. My Deepest Sympathies.

#15 from: Sue.  Harmon
West Mansfield, Ohio
Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 4:34 PM

I have no words Joann was a long time friend and co worker of mine several years  iam lost for words only to say Fly high Joanne you have fought the fight and the Ultimate prize is yours  

#16 from: Judy Nickel
118 S. Clinton St. Richwood, Oh 43344
Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 8:13 PM

Dear Carissa and family,  So sorry for the loss of your Grandmother, Mother, friend, teacher, disciple of the Lord, and whatever she was to so many other people,  May God wrap His loving arms around each one who loved Mrs. Watterson so very much and give you peace, love, understanding, and comfort.  God Bless!

#17 from: Amy Bower (nee Fitzpatrick)
Huron, Ohio
Thu, Jun 7, 2018 at 8:21 AM

My deepest sympathies to the entire family. I have such wonderful memories of JoAnn. I will cherish them dearly. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

#18 from: Ben and April Laird
Magnetic Springs
Thu, Jun 7, 2018 at 2:42 PM

The heart that your Mother had for others is a rare gift. Truly a very Special Lady she was...RIP JoAnn. Memories of spending the night with your family on Kinney Pike will never be forgotten neither will she.

#19 from: Rhonda Furrow
Thu, Jun 7, 2018 at 3:23 PM

Loved JoAnn,she was my second mom growing up.One of the most kind hearted ladies I no.I always loved her sweet smile,adorable giggle,and her cooking! She will be missed by many!!!

#20 from: Judy Hall Baker
Thu, Jun 7, 2018 at 6:13 PM

So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

#21 from: Pam
Thu, Jun 7, 2018 at 6:49 PM

I am so sorry for the loss of this great lady she was so much fun to be with to work with and to watch you love and cherish your family be in peace my friend

#22 from: Renetta and Rona Penix
Thu, Jun 7, 2018 at 8:26 PM

Kay,Carissa,Corey and Carie

Sending our love and prayers in your time of loss. May God comfort and keep your memories at heart to help you heal.

#23 from: sharon
Fri, Jun 8, 2018 at 7:57 AM

sorry for your lost she was a wonderful mother. and i will always remember spending days and night with carie and corey. never gone forever in are hearts

#24 from: Mr. & Mrs. James Noland
15215 Restwood Dr.-- Linden-- 48451
Fri, Jun 8, 2018 at 12:53 PM

So sorry for your loss Etta & to your family. She sounds like a awesome lady. I wish I had gotten to meet her, sounds like we had a lot in common. Thinking of you at this time!!

#25 from: Regina Evans
North Canton Ohio
Sat, Jun 30, 2018 at 10:54 PM

So sorry to hear of your motherís passing. She did have a sweet smile.
Blessings and prayers to you all,
Regina (Clady) Evans

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