MOUNT VERNON — Evelyn Tarr Watson, 100, of Yauger Road, Mount Vernon, passed away early Friday morning, Sept. 14, 2012, at the Emeritus at HillenVale.
She was born Nov. 7, 1911, in Mount Vernon to the late Howard and Mildred (Starr) Tarr.
Evelyn taught religion at Mount Vernon City Schools and Fredericktown Local Schools on student release time in the 1930s. She volunteered at Interchurch Social Services, served on the boards of Hannah Browning Home and Habitat for Humanity and was a Charter Member of Kokosing Day Care Center (Head Start). Evelyn was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ.
She is survived by her sons, Hugh C. (Carolyn) Watson of Centerville, Texas, W. Douglas (Carolyn) Watson of Burlington, Ky., Ian C. (Charlotte) Watson of Mount Vernon; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and her sister, Marjorie Risko of Mount Vernon.
Besides her parents, Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh T. Watson; her daughter, Jessie Linda King; and her brother, Charles Tarr.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, beginning at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ with Rev. George Reed OSL officiating. Friends may call from noon until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to: First Congregational United Church of Christ or Habitat for Humanity, both at 200 N. Main St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050, or Hospice of Knox County.
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