Obituary: Cheryl E. Watson, 66, of Larwill, IN

Cheryl E. Watson

November 26, 1957 — April 19, 2024

Cheryl E. Watson, age 66, of Larwill, IN, passed away at 11:13 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2024, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.  Born on November 26, 1957, in Fort Atkinson, WI, she was the daughter of Dewey and Laura (Darlington) Lilly.

Cheryl attended Whitewater High School in Whitewater, WI, and graduated with the Class of 1976.  On June 11, 1983, she married Daniel Watson in Fort Atkinson, WI.  They moved to Indiana in 1986 and settled in their current home of Larwill in 1988.

Cheryl worked as a customer service representative at Lake City Bank for 17 years before her retirement in 2018.  She enjoyed cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband Dan Watson of Larwill; daughters DeAnna (Mitchell) Watson-Fireoved of Fort Wayne and Darcy (Aaron) Gaff of Columbia City; five grandchildren; sisters Lyn (Daniel) Beighley of Boise, ID and Terrina (Gary) Folk of Green Bay, WI.

She was preceded in death by her parents Dewey and Laura Lilly, infant sister Dreama Lilly, son Jason Watson, and sisters Jewel O’Hanlon and Dawn Zittlow.

A memorial gathering for Cheryl’s family and friends will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2024, from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at DeMoney Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.

A celebration of life service in memory of Cheryl will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions in memory of Cheryl may be made to Indiana Donor Network.

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