Marjorie Lenore Osborne Watson, 95, of Hueysville, passed away January 8, 2021.
Margie was born December 1, 1925, the third daughter of O.H. and Carrie Allen Osborne. She was later joined by three younger brothers. She held degrees from Alice Lloyd College and Eastern Kentucky University.
On October 4, 1947, Margie married Neil Watson of Pippa Passes. They were happily married for 45 years, until Neil’s passing in 1993. Margie and Neil were devoted to their family, including their daughter, son, and grandchildren. The addition of two great-granddaughters was a special delight in Margie’s later years, and she enjoyed her role as “Nan” both to her own grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as to the children in her extended circle of family and friends.
Margie was passionate about children’s education and childhood literacy. She taught thousands of Appalachian schoolchildren to read during her 43 years of teaching First Grade in the Floyd County School System.
She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church and a devoted fan of Floyd County’s high school basketball teams as well as the Kentucky Wildcats. She was known among friends and family for the delicious fried chicken and exquisite hand-sewn quilts that she made for those she loved.
Margie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her siblings, Evelyn Horn, Eileen Conley, Bill Osborne, Jack Osborne, and Homer Osborne. She is survived by her daughter Caralita O’Quinn (Ralph), son Neil Stanton Watson (Joyce); grandchildren Heather Watson (Bob Fleu), Ephraim O’Quinn, and Brett Watson (Nicole); and great-grandchildren Kiley Watson and Willow Watson, as well as a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.
As we remember the tremendous impact that Margie had on her family, loved ones, and community, her own recent words ring true: “If I go tomorrow, I’ve had a dandy life!”
In observance of COVID-19 protocol, funeral services will be held for immediate family only at Hall Brothers Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will be scheduled at a later time
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