Loretta J. Watson

Birth Date: 
Thursday, March 30, 1961
Date of Passing: 
Tuesday, December 22, 2020

WOOSTER – Loretta J. Watson, 59, of Wooster passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Wooster Community Hospital.

She was born March 30, 1961 in Holmes County the daughter of Clarence “Junior” and Norma Jean Eppley Giauque.  She married Bradley Watson on August 16, 1980.  He survives.

She was a child care provider and a member of the Shreve United Methodist Church.  Loretta enjoyed gardening, the outdoors and spending time with her family.

Loretta was a very positive individual with a beautiful smile, warm heart and a strong faith.

Surviving in addition to her husband are her children Krystal (Justin) Sloan of Ashland, Cody (Hayley Akins) Watson of Wooster; grandchildren Owen , Mason and Zoella Sloan and Bryor and Marek Watson; siblings Dave (Connie) Giauque of Wooster, Sam (Bambi) Giauque and Steve (Terrie) Giauque both of Millersburg; a sister-in-law Kim Hershberger of Wooster and many nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours and private family services will be held.  Burial will be in the Wooster Cemetery.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Those who wish may make contributions to the Wayne Co. Humane Society, 1161 Mechanicsburg Road, Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.

Memorial Contributions: 

Wayne Co. Humane Society, 1161 Mechanicsburg Road, Wooster, OH 44691


No calling hours


Private family services


Brad and family,
She lit up the room with her smile. Her zest for life and positive outlook will never be forgotten. Whenever I saw her she always spoke of her grandkids and kids. She loved them with all her being. We will miss her so much! Great memories made at Card Club and First Federal. Thinking of you all.
Love, sandy and Phil

You are in our thoughts and prayers. Loretta was always such a positive person with such a great smile. May your precious memories comfort you.

My heart is sad to hear of Loretta's Homegoing. Though we rejoice that she is with her risen Lord and Savior, we will mourn our loss of her here on earth. I know your pain goes deeply because you loved her deeply. Loretta was a shining example of living out Philippians 4:11-13 where Paul writes, "I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me".
And so, Loretta has fought the good fight, and she has finished the race and she kept her eyes on Jesus. I look forward to meeting up with her one day.
I pray peace and comfort to her family.

Brad, Krystal And Cody,
We will miss Loretta’s beautiful smile! She was a blessing to us all in card club. Our prayers are with you now and in the future.
Joyce & Tom

Loretta will be missed! She was a sweet, faithful friend and it was a pleasure getting reacquainted with her on facebook in recent years. Thinking of her friends and family who will miss her, too. God’s speed.

Brad and family, our deepest sympathies on the passing of our dear Loretta. She was an inspiration to all given the many challenges she faced. She loved her family and she loved telling stories about your many adventures. She had a huge smile on her face just thinking about her children and family. Our love to all.

Norma and Holly Horn

Loretta’s smile and warm personality were 2 things that made her a very special person. Prayers for your family for comfort and peace. Loretta had a long battle but she is home with the Lord and whole in body.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Praying for comfort for all.

Unser aufrichtiges Beileid !
Herbert & Elisabeth
Homburg, Germany

I'm so sad to hear of Loretta's passing. My heart goes out to Loretta's family. I have wonderful memories of school and working with her. She will be missed.

Brad, Crystal, Cody & family,
So sorry to hear of Loretta’s passing. She was always such a positive, caring person with a beautiful smile. Always that smile. She loved her family dearly & will be missed by all blessed to have known her. She will live forever in the house of the Lord. God bless.❤️

What a sweet woman...so sorry for your loss.

Brad, Crystal, Cody and families, Loretta was a dedicated wife, mother & grandmother whose eyes lit up and her beautiful smile widened when she spoke of you. The days before kids we had so much fun in the big bird Trans Am on our roadtrips to Don Panchos for the best Chile Con Queso & margaritas! Your mom loved going to jazzercise & she would pick me up and drag me along. I wasn't as enthusiastic about it as she was!
I will treasure these memories and her friendship forever in my heart. She was special. Loved by all who knew her and will be sorely missed.

Cody, Hayley, Krystal and family
Sending deepest sympathy for you all with the loss of your Mom! Loretta every time I seen her she was always wearing a smile! Hold onto all the precious memories made and know that she is in a better place

Many many prayers to all of you! Loretta always had a smile and a positive kind word to say!
Always supported the children and their friends in all activities!
Beautiful lady inside and out! Enjoyed talking to her always.
Love to you all - Hugs ❤️
So sorry for your loss
You are all in my thoughts
Tammy Taylor

I have not seen Loretta in a long time but her smile was infectious. She loved her family dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Brad so sorry to hear about Loretta. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers

Our deepest sympathy to all Loretta's family. Prayers continue for all of you.

My deepest sympathy to the Watson family. I have never met a person like Loretta before. Always upbeat, positive, and even joyful in the midst of such on-going suffering. She “walked” and talked with God all day long. That’s where she received her strength. She was a wonderful friend to me and I will miss her smile so much! But I can’t help to be joyful at the thought that she is now walking and even running in Heaven. She is living with Jesus and is finally healed and whole! What a sweetheart. I’ll never forget her!

Brad, Krystal and Cody, I was so sorry to hear of Loretta's passing. She was such a kind person and always thinking of others, even when life was hard for her. The world has lost a true light, but heaven has gained one. Love, Pam

Brad I am so sorry to hear about this.Prayers to you and your family.

Brad, so sorry to hear this news. Loretta was such a nice lady and I always remember her smiling. She fought for a very long time and now she can rest peacefully. Take care and god bless you and your family

Dear Brad, Krystal, Cody (and your spouses), siblings and grandchildren,
I was so sorry to hear about Loretta’s passing. She was really one of the kindest persons I have ever known. Even during the challenges she faced she had such a positive attitude Also, she loved you all so much. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time.

Prayers for your family at this time of loss . She always had a positive attitude and will be missed in the neighborhood.

So sad! Loretta was one of the sweetest kids I ever had in my 32 years at Triway. She never put herself first, always thinking of others. Bless Loretta, Brad and her family and brothers Dave and Sam and Steve.

Brad and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember meeting Loretta years ago and that she was a very sweet and happy person. Sending prayers for peace and comfort.

To Brad,Krystal Cody and families. We were so sorry to learn about Loretta's passing. She was not only a wonderful neighbor but a dear kind friend. She was an inspiration to look on the best side of every day. She was a remarkable gal who will be missed very much.may God give her family comfort and peace.

Brad and family. We are so sorry for you loss. I loved working with Loretta at the bank. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers

My sincere sympathies to the family.

My deepest sympathy to the family. Loretta was a very positive lady.

Brad & family,
I worked with Loretta at First Federal and Stop n Go Shuttle. She was always such a positive force to those around her and she made the most of every day. Her family was her world. She was so proud of her children. My deepest sympathy to all of you. . May memories of her beautiful smile bring you joy.

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