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Kenneth B. Watts


September 27, 2005


 Kenneth B. Watts

Kenneth B. Watts, 90, of 21 E Mahoning Street Danville, PA died Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at 8:22 AM at Select Specialty Hospital in Geisinger Medical Center Danville, PA where he was a patient since September 7, 2005.  He was born May 26, 1915 in Jordan Township Lycoming County PA the son of the late Seeley A. and Erma Grace Bogart Watts.   

Kenneth attended Lore School Jordan Township and was a graduate of Millville High School. 

He is survived by his wife the former Lillian L. Barnhart.  They celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on February 15th, 2005.  

Earlier in life he worked as a herdsman on dairy farms in the Millville area milking, feeding and breeding Holstein cows.  After moving to Danville in 1951 he worked as an auto mechanic and on the assembly line at Kennedy Van Saun.  He retired from Danville State Hospital as head of the grounds crew in 1978. 

He was an active member of Pine Street Evangelical Lutheran Church where he served on various  committees and was a sexton for many years.  He held offices in Valley Grange #1184, Gideons and Golden Agers.  He was also a lifetime member of the Danville Elks.  He was a member of 39 Plus and Columbia County Federation.  He was also a member of the Washies, Friendship and East End Fire Companies Danville, PA.  Mr. Watts loved to hunt, enjoyed fishing trips to Canada, bowling and playing pinochle.

 In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters; Connie Marsch and son-in-law Ned of Milton, PA; Nancy Manger and son-in-law John of Hatboro, PA and Lois Levan of Bloomsburg, PA.  He is also survived by eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter__.  Also surviving is one brother Myron Watts of Unityville,PA and his stepmother Geraldine Watts of Grandview Health Homes, Danville, PA.  He is also survived by his stepbrother Harry Berger of Millville, PA.   He was preceded in death by one brother Harold in infancy and one sister Grace Watts.

 Funeral services will be held Saturday October 1, 2005 at 10:30 AM from the Pine Street Evangelical Lutheran Church 407 Pine Street Danville, PA with his pastor the Reverend L. Keith Pittsnogle officiating.  Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park 3332 Lycoming Mall Muncy, PA.  Friends will be received Friday evening from 7-9 PM from the Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 W Mahoning Street Danville, PA.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Pine Street Evangelical Lutheran Church. 

 


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