Reba “Charmaine” Watson

February 9, 1938 - January 20, 2024
Reba “Charmaine” Watson

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Reba “Charmaine” Watson, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, peacefully departed this world on January 20, 2024, in Columbiana, Ohio. Born on February 9, 1938, in East Liverpool, Ohio, Charmaine lived a rich and fulfilling life, spanning 85 years.

Charmaine was a woman of many talents and accomplishments. As a young woman, she dedicated her time and skills as a secretary at the East Liverpool Council of Campfire Girls, where she nurtured the minds and hearts of the youth. Later, she worked as a secretary for Cooper Insurance Company in East Liverpool, Ohio, showcasing her professionalism and dedication to her craft. Additionally, Charmaine was an exceptional businesswoman, serving as the proud owner-operator of Char-Ray Ceramics in Wellsville, Ohio, for an impressive 23 years.

Outside of work, Charmaine’s interests were varied and fulfilling. She had a passion for reading, immersing herself in the written word and expanding her knowledge. Charmaine also found joy in spending quality time with her family, especially her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Their laughter and presence brought immeasurable happiness to her life.

Charmaine’s journey began at East Liverpool High School, where she graduated with the class of 1955. Throughout her entire life, she remained rooted in this tight-knit community, never straying far from her cherished hometown.

Charmaine is preceded in death by her loving husband, Raymond W. Watson, whom she married on November 19, 1955. She also mourned the loss of her son, Walter Wayne Watson, sister Delores Hargraves, and two brothers, Frank Smith and Kelly Smith. Two great-grandchildren were taken too soon, leaving a void in Charmaine’s heart. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Fred Wilson and Mildred Paisley Wilson.

Cherishing the beautiful memories of Charmaine’s life are her son, John Sears Watson of Andrews, SC, and her daughter, Patricia Lynn Watson Dorinski (Dennis) of Youngstown, Ohio. She leaves behind a loving brother, Fred “Butch” Wilson of Englewood, Florida. Charmaine’s legacy is further carried on by her seven adoring grandchildren, Jennifer Watson Ketterer (Mike), Frank Mader (Jocelyn), Noreen Watson Beehner (Ben), Jason Watson (Elizabeth), Erin Watson, Nicole Floro (Mark), and Heather Ramsey (Chase) .   The light of her life continued to shine through her eight great-grandchildren, Clayton, Braden, Gracie, Zoie, Mackenzie, Brooke, Murphy, and Lowen. Numerous nieces and nephews also held a special place in Charmaine’s heart.

To honor both Charmaine and Raymond, a graveside service will be held in the spring at the Longs Run Church in Calcutta, Ohio. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Martin Chapel of Care Funeral and Cremation Specialists in Calcutta, Ohio.

Charmaine’s departure leaves an indelible mark on the lives of those who loved her. Her memory will forever be cherished as a source of inspiration, love, and warmth for all who were fortunate enough to know her. May she rest in eternal peace.

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  • January 24, 2024
    Lynn Hyder says:
    Dear Patty and family, I am so very sorry about the passing of your dear sweet Mom! I first met her when I worked at the Doctor's office and I knew then that we could be friends! We always had so much fun when we would set up for different things at Thompson Park! You were always there to help her! She was so beautiful with a smile that made me smile! I will never forget Char, her beauty, her smile and her big heart! Fly high with the angels Char! Sending you all my very Deepest Sympathy and many prayers for you all to find peace, Lynn Hyder

  • January 23, 2024
    Steve & Joan Cooper says:
    Charmaine was a wonderful lady & a trusted employee for us at Cooper Insurance for many years! She was a good “people” person with a positive attitude🙂 We will miss her😇

  • January 23, 2024
    Patty says:
    Mom, thank you! For being a wonderful mom, showing me the right way even though I may not have always agreed. Thank you for being my best friend, no matter what I did or wanted you were by my side every step of the way. My heart is broken, but knowing you are at peace and with dad makes it smile. Until when…I love you more. Your Daughter…Patty