MOUNT VERNON — Debrah A. Watson, 64, of Mount Vernon, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. She was born on Nov. 21, 1953, in Mount Vernon, the daughter of Grover and Mona (Myers) Shrimplin.

Debrah served as manager of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #760 of Mount Vernon for over 36 years. Debrah was an honorary member of Amvets Post #95 in Mount Vernon and former member of the Gambier Pythian Sisters. She liked to play Bingo and enjoyed collecting owls and anything related to the Ohio State Buckeyes. Debrah was a kind-hearted soul that always found the best in everyone. She will be sadly missed by her family and many friends.

She is survived by her son, Joshua Watson of Mount Vernon; step-children, Thomas G. Watson, Lori (Kim) Klingel and Jennifer Watson, all of Mount Vernon; three grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Douglas (Catherine) Shrimplin of Marion, Sherry (John) Huggins of Mount Vernon, Gary Shrimplin of Mount Vernon and Grover (Conni) Shrimplin of Mount Vernon. Debrah is also survived by her companion, Monte Miracle.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas L. Watson.

Friends may call on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service will be held on Friday beginning at 11 a.m. Pastor Roger Tickle will be officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions in Debrah’s name may be made to Hospice of Knox County.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Debrah A. Watson.


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