Joann F. Watson Joann F. Watson

Joann F. Watson, 85 years of Allentown, passed away July 13, 2018 at home. Joann was born in Ottoville, Ohio on January 18, 1933 to the late Brian and Margaret Kaverman. She was a graduate of Delphos St. John’s. She was one of the founders of Parents of Down’s Syndrome. She fought for the rights of the handicapped. She worked at the Phoebe Home as a Nursing Assistant. Joann will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Survivors: Husband, John “Jack”; Daughters, Mary Beth Watson, Carol McCartney, Julie Watson and Jeanne Watson, Son, John Watson, 3 Grandsons, 1 Granddaughter, 4 Great-Grandchildren and a Brother: Stephen Kaverman. She was preceded in death by Sisters; Jeanne Burkholder and Eva Musser

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, at 10 A.M. in the J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 16th and Hamilton Sts. Allentown. Call Monday from 6 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. and on Tuesday from 9 – 10 A.M. in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her memory to the American Heart Association 968 Postal Road Suite 110 Allentown, PA 18109.

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