Bertha Watson

June 17, 1928 - February 4, 2019

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WATSON, Bertha (nee Spencer). Daughter of the late Corda and Cora Spencer. Beloved wife of Denton Watson for 59 years. Loving mother of Linda (Dewayne) Vaught, Michael (Sherry) Wright, and Pamela (the late James) Miller. Grandmother of Kim Vaught, Kelly (Keith) Krabbe, Colette (Jamie) Mayton, Jimmy (Paige) Miller, Michael Wright Jr., Janie (Josh) Needham, Aaron (Mercy) Vaught, and Jodie (Tommy) Andrews. Great-grandmother of Brandon, Allie, Elizabeth, Justin, Dylan, Kaylee, Trevor, Case, Karley, Joshua, Layla, and Maci. Also survived by numerous great-great grandchildren. Sister of the late Gladys Victory. Bertha is survived by several brothers-and-sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Bert retired from GE where she worked many years as a union stewardist. She loved spending time with her family, grandkids and husband, Jr.  She loved the color purple. She also enjoyed canning, cooking and gardening. No one in the family ever went hungry when Bert was around. In her spare time she enjoyed playing on her Nintendo DS, shopping, visits to Florida, attending church and taking long unplanned car rides with the love of her life, Jr. She was an extraordinary woman, our “Queen”, and was loved and valued by many and will be deeply missed.  Passed away February 4, 2019 at the age of 90. Visitation will be held at Hodapp Funeral Home, 8815 Cincinnati-Columbus Rd. (Rt. 42), West Chester, OH 45069 on Friday, February 8, 2019, from 5-7 p.m. Funeral service at the funeral home on Saturday at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.


kaylee needham - Feb 11, 2019
To my grandma, you were the closest person other than my parents. I was very thankful to have 14 years with you in my life. Now that your gone half my heart is too. You were my everything. I could tell you everything and you wouldn’t tell a soul. I could tell you all my problems and you would understand. We would laugh so hard that would couldn’t stop. All those memories I will cherish for ever. You were my everything. Grandma I know you will be watching over me everyday. But just to spend one more day with you would mean the world to me. But god toke you because you were sick now your not suffering anymore. I love you grandma i will miss you more than anything. xoxo
Kim - Feb 7, 2019
Grandma, how thankful I am to have been able to speak with you on Saturday. To hear your voice and to laugh - I love our laughter together! You know one of the most cherished compliments I have received over the years is how much you and I look like each other. You have always encouraged me and been a big supporter and for that I will be forever grateful. You will be missed but never forgotten. Love you dearly.
Jodie Andrews - Feb 7, 2019
My dearest Grandma, I can’t even begin to say how much you have impacted my life through the years. From cooking to cleaning tips to valuable life lessons learned and even how to make a delicious lemon meringue pie from scratch. So many wonderful memories shared together that I will treasure and hold dear to my heart. I will miss your sweet laugh and smile. We sure did a lot of laughing. It breaks my heart to say goodbye but I know you and Dad are watching over me everyday. Just know how much I love you and how much I will miss having your sassiness around. This will never be goodbye but see you soon.
Janie Needham - Feb 6, 2019
To my sweet doll face. You were the most amazing person I have ever met. I will cherish all the fun times we have had since I was a little, little girl. There won’t be a day that goes by that I won’t think of you, cry for you and just see your pretty face. I know you are free and not in anymore pain. I will take care of grandpa just like you asked me to. I love you my sweet, sweet grandma. Until we meet again.....