Obituary for Velma Lee (Edmonds) Watson

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Velma Lee (Edmonds) Watson

March 24, 1919 - November 6, 2013

Velma Lee (Edmonds) Watson, age 94, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, November 6, 2013 at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. She was a resident of Trafalgar.

Velma was born March 24, 1919 in Russell Springs, KY, to the late Addison and Mary Frances (Wilson) Edmonds.

Velma retired in 1987 from the Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin where she had been employed as a Housekeeper for 15 years. Prior to that, Velma worked at the Red Gold Canning Factory in Trafalgar for 5 years. Velma enjoyed working in her garden, baking & cooking and spending time with her family.

She was a member of the Trafalgar War Mothers and faithfully served her Lord for more than 50 years as a member of Trafalgar Christian Church where she looked forward to singing in the choir.

Velma is survived by one son: George D. (Stacy) Watson of Trafalgar; two grandchildren: Sandy (Nathaniel) Harman and Mindy (David) Bush-Watson Both of Indianapolis; and two great grandchildren: Preston & Cooper Harman both of Indianapolis.

She was preceded in death by one son: Jim Watson; three sisters: Eva Stevens, Opal Zimmerman & Elma Meadles; and two brothers: Herschel & Benjamin Edmonds.

The Rev. Mark Matheny will conduct a funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Friday, at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until time of service on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at First Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Franklin.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Velma to the Trafalgar Christian Church, "Memorial Fund" 300 E. Pearl St. Trafalgar, IN 46181 or the Homeview Health & Rehabilitation Center, "Activities Fund" 651 S. State Street Franklin, IN 46131.

Expressions of caring and kindness may be made to the Watson family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: March 24, 1919
Died: November 6, 2013

Condolences for Velma Watson

Frank Watson posted on 1/1/00

My condolences at the passing of Aunt Velma. She was a gentle and kind. I have very fond memories of her.


Jerry Castner posted on 1/1/00

George & family, Sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. It is tough to go through. Our prayers are with you at this tine. Jerry C.


Carolyn Witt posted on 1/1/00

I just wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss. Your Mother worked with my mother(Wilma Ford) at the Masonic Home for many years and was a true friend to her. They rode back and forth to work together until my mother retired in 1972. Your mother was a very sweet person and will be missed, I'm sure.


Jimmie Buckner posted on 1/1/00

George, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. She was one terrific lady. I will always remember when you guys lived down the street from us, she always treated us so good. But at 94 she had a good long life. That has to be comfort for you. Jimmie and Kathy.