Mary Watson

Mary Watson
Mary Watson


Mary R. Watson, 99, formerly of Anderson, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019.

She was born September 12, 1919, in Fowler to the late Dennison Clair & Artella (Rogers) Dooley.

Mary was a devout member of First Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Olivet Sunday School Class, the American Baptist Women’s Association, and the Anderson Chapter 154 OES.

She is survived by her daughter, Melanie (husband, Douglas) Richwine; daughter-in-law, Linda Watson Stansburg; sister-in-law, Fran Dooley; six grandchildren, Dr. Suzanne (husband, Dr. Christopher) Hansen, Stephanie (husband, Ronald) Corradini, John “Bobby” (wife, Teresa) Watson, Kelly (husband, Damon) Massey, Stacey (husband, Michael) Grainger, and Laura (husband, Stephen, PhD) Howell; great grandchildren, Bethany, Katelyn, Amanda, Ava, Grace, Dominic, Natalie, Maddie, Lizzy, Jakob, & Chloe; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Watson; son, Dr. Stephen C. Watson; sister, Margaret Gilmore; and brother, Roger Dooley.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory, with Pastor Art Jaggard officiating. Burial will be at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon until the time of services at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 907 N. Raible, Anderson, IN 46011. Online condolences may be made at

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