Mrs. Ruthalene Watson

March 5, 1929April 20, 2021

Ruthalene Watson, 92, of Terre Haute, Indiana, passed away on April 20, 2021.

She was born on March 5, 1929, in Danville, Illinois, to Cleveland and Mary Mae (Maines) Handley.

Ruth is survived by her three children, Jay Watson (Elaina Sharp), Ruth Elaine Watson, and Robert Eugene Watson II (Peggy Watson); grandchildren, Christian, Joeseph, Tucker, and Chelcie; great-grandchildren, Jayveon, Jylan, Braelyn, and Jozlyn; along with several nieces and nephews.

Ruth enjoyed to read and listen to Gospel music. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Terre Haute. She was dedicated to her church and her family. She especially love to take care of her children and grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Robert Watson; as well as her 12 siblings.

A graveside service will be held at a later date. Roselawn Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at


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Mrs. Ruthalene Watson

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Jim Line

May 1, 2021

Ruth taught SS class at Northside Church of the Nazarene when I was a teen. Bob invited me to speak at his church for a youth meeting while he pastored in Indiana. They were both very influential, loving, dedicated followers of Jesus. I have thought of them often thru my ministry as heroes for my life.