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Webb Noonan Kidd Funeral Home

240 Ross Ave, Hamilton, OH

OBITUARY

Mary Jo Watson

June 24, 1946January 12, 2020

Mary Jo Watson, age 73 of Hamilton, passed away at her home on Sunday, January 12, 2020. She was born in Hamilton on June 24, 1946, the daughter of the late Paul Eugene and Lucile (Sandridge) Schlabach. Mary Jo graduated from Talawanda High School in 1964, and earned her Bachelor of Science and Master's degrees from Miami of Ohio in 1967 and 1969, respectively. On May 6, 1967 in Hamilton, she married her husband of over 52 years, Travis Watson. Mary Jo taught computer science and business accounting for 30 years, primarily at her alma mater, Talawanda High School. She also owned her own business, Personalized Computer Instruction, and was a long-time member of The Presbyterian Church in Hamilton. Mary Jo is survived by her husband, Travis. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be held from 10am until 12pm on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Webb Noonan Kidd Funeral Home, Ross Avenue at South “D” Street, Hamilton. Funeral Service will be held at 12pm on Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Don Sherman officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park. Condolences may be left for the family at www.Webb-Noonan.com

  • FAMILY

  • Mary Jo is survived by her husband, Travis Watson. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul Eugene and Lucile (Sandridge) Schlabach.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Brian Watson, Pallbearer
  • Greg Watson, Pallbearer
  • JR Watson, Pallbearer
  • Scott Watson, Pallbearer
  • Travis Watson, Pallbearer
  • Andy Willis, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 16, 2020

Memories

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Gracie Burris

January 16, 2020

Mary was a great woman. I had her for years from 1993-1997. I took many of her classes. Still have a gift of a pin that she gave me for being a teachers aid for her. She was and great teacher and person. She will be missed.

Eric McGuire

January 16, 2020

Mr. Watson was one of those teachers who cared a great deal about his students. I was lucky enough to be his student and also attend the same church with him and Mary Jo. I met her on many occasions as Mr. Watson and I bumped into each other on Sundays. I admit I was not very well acquainted with Mary Jo, but if Mr. Watson shared such a long and deep love with her she must have been a magnificent woman. Mr. Watson I am so sorry for the loss to you and your family. My prayers go out to you in this time of sorrow. May God bless you and provide you with comfort in this time.
Eric

Chris Venable

January 15, 2020

Oh, Travis, I am so sorry to hear of Jo's passing. You two shared an extraordinary life together. Keep her memories near and know she was loved by those who knew her. I am sending you love and light at this difficult time.

My condolences,

Chris Venable

Arlene Huber

January 15, 2020

What fun we had in band and woodwind quintet. And some overnights as well.

Thinking of your gentle smile and kind, caring manner.
Sorry I will not be able to attend.

Blessings to all.

Arlene

Keith Seckel

January 15, 2020

I was so shocked to hear this. What an amazing person. Such a deat sweet lady. Many condolences to you, Travis. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Brenda Cheek

January 14, 2020

I will miss her so much. She was my teacher, my mentor, my friend, and my sister of the heart. I am so blessed to have known this beautiful person. Words cannot express the void I’m sure her passing will leave in so many lives.

cathy teeters

January 14, 2020

I am so sorry Travis.Sending my condolences. I have many good memories of you and Mary Jo. I am sorry i can not attend visitation as I work in Ft.Wayne ,Indiana . My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Patti Peterson

January 14, 2020

I met the Watsons back when they would come to Friendly restaurant on Main Street back in the 80s. They were such a nice couple. Always had a kind word and smiles. My prayers of comfort to Travis and those who loved her.

Barbara Keith

January 14, 2020

There are many wonderful memories of Mary Jo & Travis teaching a Sunday School at the First United Presbyterian Church. I loved their commitment & compassion to us teens in sharing God’s word. ❤️

Debbie Arnett Mick

January 14, 2020

Kathy, Dad, and I were so sorry to hear about Mrs. Watson's passing. We were neighbors to her husbands family for years. She was my typing teacher, she was such a sweet person. Travis and all the family are in our thoughts and prayers. Jake, Kathy, and Debbie

FROM THE FAMILY