The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

June 12, 2013

Ruth E. Watson

Church organist worked here, lived in Fla., Mercer


---- — Ruth E. Watson of North Fort Myers, Fla., and Mercer went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 9, 2013, in her residence in Florida after an extended illness. She was 75.

Mrs. Watson was born March 20, 1938, in New Sewickley Township, Allegheny County, to Joseph B. and Elsie Romeigh McCauley. Upon the death of her mother, she was adopted by her aunt and uncle, D. Clyde Jewell and Anna Rae McCauley Jewell.

She graduated from the former Fredonia-Delaware High School.

Mrs. Watson had been an employee of the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp., Perrine Oil and the Bible Book Store.

Mrs. Watson was a member of New Testament Baptist Church, Cape Coral, Fla.; and attended Clark United Methodist and Greenville Alliance churches when in Pennsylvania. She was an organist in a number of area churches.

She loved flower gardening, stamping and playing piano and organ.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Watson Jr., whom she married Dec. 15, 1956; her children, Mary Esther Walters and her husband Gary, Uniontown, Pa.; Roberta Hand and her husband William, New Bern, N.C.; and Reid J. Watson, Mercer; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Linda Mattocks and her husband Harlowe, Mercer.

Ruth was preceded in death by both sets of parents and her brother, Joseph Jewell.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.


Mrs. Robert (Ruth E.) Jr., 75, North Fort Myers, Fla., and Mercer.

Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday (6-14-13) in STEPHEN J. SHERMAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 2201 Highland Road, Hermitage. Online condolences may be expressed at

Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday (6-15-13) in the funeral home with the Rev. William Locke, interim pastor of Clark Trinity United Methodist Church, officiating.

Interment: Mount Washington Cemetery, Jefferson Township, with committal service in its D. Clyde Jewell Memorial Chapel.