Betty R. Watson

Betty R. Watson

Betty R. Watson, 85, of Harrisville, died March 6, 2018 at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born January 25, 1933 at Spencer, WV, the daughter of the late Roy K. and Ethelyn Virginia Wharton Poe. Betty graduated from Harrisville High School in 1950 and Mountain State College. She worked as a secretary at Stout Hardware for 10 years, Harrisville High School for 22 years and for the Ritchie County Board of Education as secretary for the superintendent for 8 years. She was a 73 year member of Harrisville Baptist Church where she had served as a BYF counselor, Clerk, Financial Secretary, Deaconess and Sunday School Teacher. She was a member of Harrisville Chapter 29 Order of Eastern Star.

Betty is survived by her husband of 65 years, Wilson D. Watson; daughters, Sharon K. Hardway of Harrisville, and Sheryl R. Nelson (Benny) of Bailey, NC; three granddaughters, Kayla Clark (Steven), Katlyn Nelson and Chelsea Shingleton (Ethan); two great-grandchildren, Ella and Layman Shingleton; a brother, Larry K. Poe (Florence) of Raleigh, NC; and sister-in-law Norma L. Wilson of Harrisville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Alan (Dusty) Hardway and brother-in-law Billy Wilson.

Funeral services will be held 1 P.M., Friday, March 9, 2018 at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with Pastor Robert Perine officiating. Burial will follow in the Harrisville IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4-8 P.M. Online condolences may be sent to the family at