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Elsie Watson, 86

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Posted: Saturday, June 8, 2019 5:00 am

Elsie Watson, 86, previously of Centerville, quietly slipped into eternal sleep at 11 a.m. on June 6, 2019. Mom had been a resident at the Crawford County Care Center of Saegertown since January 2017. She received excellent care from all staff while residing there.

She was born on Aug. 28, 1932, in Centerville, the daughter of Maty Swabik and Catherine Kedzuf Swabik. Elsie was educated in the small rural one-room school in Townville. Elsie was married to the late Leon Watson. They married in Busti, New York, on Oct. 3, 1948.

She previously worked at Raymond’s Manufacturing in Corry, until she quit to operate a dairy farm with dad. She was happiest when they were working on a variety of projects that never seemed to end. In addition to those projects, she operated a greenhouse for a number of years. Another thing mom really enjoyed was supporting the Centerville Fire Department. If she wasn’t selling gun raffle tickets, she was out soliciting donations for the silent auction. She was always available to help wherever she could.

Elsie is survived by two children, a daughter, Betty A. Rice and husband, (Ron), and son, Robert Watson (Ruth). She is also survived by four granddaughters, Jody Brooks, Renee Watson, Robbie Watson and Kelly O’Malley, and numerous great-grandchildren. Elsie is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Elsie was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Andrew Swabik; and two sisters, Anna Swabik and Margaret Creed.

No calling hours will be observed. There will be a memorial service at a later date, at the convenience of the family. A special thank you to the staff at CCCC for their compassion to mom and my family.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are being handled by Brugger Funeral Homes, Pine Avenue Branch, 845 E. 38th Street, Erie, PA 16508.

Condolences may be expressed, at bruggerfuneralhomes.com.

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