Barbara J. Watts

May 25, 1934 ‒ May 07, 2017

Columbus, Ohio

Barbara J. Watts, age 82, of Columbus, OH, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon, OH.  She was born on May 25, 1934 in Cleveland, OH, to the Harry J. and Wilma (March) Damme. 

Barbara graduated from Vincent Memorial High School in Huntington, WV, and joined the Marine Corp. and served her country proudly.  She worked for DFAS in Columbus, OH, as a computer analyst.  Barbara was a member of the Ladies Auxillary in Columbus, and the Prairie Township Senior Citizens. 

She enjoyed sewing, watching the Ohio State Buckeyes, but most of all she loved being around her children and grandchildren. 

Barbara is survived by her daughters, Julie Watts and Lisa (Joe) Fecera; grandchildren, Harley (Karina) Filyaw, Dustin Fecera, Aaron Watts and Heather Watts; and a daughter-in-law, Janice Watts.

Besides her parents, Barbara is preceded in death by her son, Darrell Watts; brothers, Johnny and Richard Damme. 

The family will observe a private graveside service at a later date. 

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  • My dear Mother was a hard worker and a very determined person.and strong willed. She was a very beautiful lady and took pride in her appearance. She loved all her family so very much.
    She always did things for the good and had a heart of gold. She loved Jesus and read the Bible 1 1/2 times . I loved her very much and she will be greatly missed.

  • I will greatly miss my “Sis” – a.k.a. my sister-in-law. Barbara usually signed most correspondence with, “Love Sis.” She adored her children, her grandchildren and her former cats. Nothing stopped my precious Barbara from getting out and about even when she had to carry an oxygen tank with her near the end of her life. She was independent in her own right but she fully depended on God. I saw Proverbs 3:5-6 which says, “Lean not on your own understanding but in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path,” as a scripture she lived out to the end. She trusted God to guide and direct her. I will miss our phone conversations, her laugh, and her words of encouragement. May you rest in peace, Sis. I love you and I will miss you until we meet again in heaven.

  • I already miss my Mom so much words just can not come close to expressing my loss. We were talking buddies everyday . She found the recipe for making homemade dog bones and encouraged me to make & sell them . She loved to be with all the family and do cookouts and gatherings for holidays . She always brought her homemade potatoe salad ! What a nicely dressed and pretty lady she was and always had her hair done up. I will have many wonderful memories of her as long as I live ! Now She is in heaven with Jesus and the rest of her original family. God bless her .

  • My Mother was such a beautiful lady that I loved and respected very much. She found a reciepe for baking dog bones and encouraged me to make them . They soon became a poplar item with my friends and coworkers. Barbara had a very good sense about her and always looked out for all of the family. She loved to cookout and have family gatherings for the holidays. She always brought her famous potatoe salad. I miss miss her every day but having so many memories of the times we all were together will keep her in my heart forever. She is now in Heaven with her Mom and Dad and brothers along with my brother . Love her always – Julie.