Nancy Faye (Neumann) WatsonMarch 1, 1935 ~ July 18, 2017 (age 82)
Nancy Faye Watson (Neumann) 82 of Chardon, Ohio was surrounded by her loved ones as she passed peacefully into the arms of her dear Lord and Savior July 18th 2017.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio on March 1, 1935 to Jack and Edna Neumann, Nancy worked at the Ohio Bell Telephone Company where she met and later married Lowell Watson on September 21, 1957. Together, they resided in Parma, South Euclid and Cleveland Heights before settling in Mesopotamia, Ohio in 1972.
Nancy was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and is survived by her loving husband Lowell, brother Jack Neumann of Bolder, Colorado, half-sister, Jackie Bloom (Neumann) of Columbus, Ohio, daughter Sue Watson (Hess) of Middlefield, son, Matt Watson of San Diego, CA, granddaughter, Heidi Darone (Hess) of Garrettsville, grandson, Jonathan Hess of Sylacauga, AL and great granddaughter Rebekah Darone. She was preceded in death by her mother, Edna Neumann, father, Jack Neumann and sister, Betty Ann Hildreth.
Nancy loved the rural life and had a passion for serving the Mesopotamia community over many years. She was active in Mesopotamia’s United Methodist Church, Historical Society and Ox Roast and continued her spiritual outreach with Lowell when they later moved to Merritt Island, FL, Jamestown, NY and finally Chardon, Ohio.
Besides spending time with her family, Nancy loved bonding with her “Hen” friends, quilting, knitting or preparing thoughtful meals and baked goods for those in need. Praising God with her piano and tambourine was also a gift that she shared with many.
Nancy was a woman of strong faith for over 50 years, believing in the power of Christ’s love and the beauty and peace that would await her passing. She was always grateful no matter what obstacles life dealt her. She knew The Bible intimately and could easily quote an appropriate passage for any situation. An avid journaler, Nancy penned her memoirs in a recent book titled “Is God Faithful? You Betcha!” She led many people to the Lord while serving as a pastor’s wife, Sunday School teacher, Christian School secretary, marriage counselor and prison ministry volunteer.
Nancy touched so many lives and was loved and respected by those around her. She was an inspiration to all and was only a note, phone call or text away offerings words of comfort, advice or a sympathetic ear. God truly blessed Nancy with a full and enriched life and has welcomed his good and faithful servant into His Kingdom!
Family will receive friends at Russell-Sly Family Funeral Home at 15670 W. High Street, Middlefield, Ohio from 2-4pm and 6-8pm Saturday, July 22nd. A celebration of Nancy’s life will be held at Maple View Church, 14890 Burton Windsor Rd. at 3:00 pm on Sunday, July 23rd. Refreshments and fellowship following the service at the church. A private family graveside service will be held at the Fairview Cemetery in Mesopotamia, Monday, July 24th