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February 16, 2014

Betty J. Watt

Jan. 2, 1934 - Feb. 15, 2014

ALEXANDRIA — Betty J. Watt, 80, of Alexandria died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Community Northview, Anderson.

Betty was born on Jan. 2, 1934, in Union 76, Ky., and was the daughter of Ivy L. and Alma E.(Kelly) Stearns. On July 24, 1982, she married David M. Watt, who survives.

Betty was a retired homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, David Watt; son, Tim (Sandra) Blakeley; stepsons, Allan (Kim) Watt and Steve Watt; daughters, Cathy (Terry) Jones, Theresa (Oscar) Robinson; stepdaughter, Laura (Donnie) Reeves; brother, James M (Suzane) Lawson; sisters, Sarah (Steve) Troyer, Beverly Davis, Donna (Herb) Irwin and sister-in-law, Barbra Stearns. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Greg (Chasity) Waymire, Amy (Terry) McCord, Tom (Raina) Rigney, Matthew (Sarah) Blakeley, Nikki (Paras) Ramolia, Bobby Dargo, Dereck Watt and Brittney Watt, and 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Carmon L. Blakeley; and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Whetsel Funeral Service, Alexandria with the Revs. Edward Stearns and Bruce Stearns officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, Eaton. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 10401 N. Meridian St., Suite 150, Indianapolis, IN 46290 or in care of the funeral home.

Whetsel Funeral Service of Alexandria is honored to serve the family of Betty J. Watt.

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