Thelma Marie (Brown) Watterson

October 1, 1935 ~ January 22, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Thelma Watterson Obituary

Thelma Marie Brown Watterson, age 88, of Parker passed away the evening of Monday January 22, 2024 at Butler Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving children.

She was born on October 1, 1935 in Butler County and was the loving daughter of the late Naomi (Pisor) Brown and late Grover Brown of West Sunbury.  Thelma attended Ridgeville United Methodist Church as a child and later Grace Lutheran Church of Butler.  She was a believer of all churches and religions.

Thelma was married to Dale E. Cottrill on February 2, 1953 in Halifax North Carolina and together they had five children: three daughters: Jacque Gombos and her husband, William, of Parker, Judith Fleeger and her husband, Kenneth, of West Sunbury, and Diana Waldron and her husband, Mark, of Butler; two sons: Alan E. Cottrill and his wife, Teresa, of Slippery Rock and James Cottrill of West Sunbury; eleven grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren. She is also survived by her two sisters: Edna Pearl (Albert) Lengyel and Eleanora Aiken and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her two brothers: Edward and Lannie Brown; her first husband, Dale E. Cottrill; and her last husband, Ron Watterson.

Thelma was first and foremost a loving mother to her children. Her home was always the center of fun and loving, playful games for all.  Thelma worked several part time jobs over the years while her children were growing up, among them was the VA Hospital of Butler.  She then started working for Weyerhaeuser Diaper Factory in Harmony in the 70s and retired from there twenty-six years ago with honors and accolades from the company.  Thelma was an accomplished bowler and played in many women’s leagues and mixed leagues and is the owner of a few WIBC Achievement Awards and Trophies.

Family and Friends will be received for Visitation from 2-4 and 6-8 pm Thursday January 25, 2024 at the William F Young Funeral Home West Sunbury.  A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am Friday January 26, 2024 at 11:00 am at the funeral home with the Reverend Mark S. Davis, HR of the West Sunbury United Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Burial in West Sunbury Union Cemetery will be Private.






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January 25, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
William F. Young Funeral Home

January 25, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Funeral Service
January 26, 2024

11:00 AM
William F. Young Funeral Home

Private Burial

West Sunbury Union Cemetery


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