Daily Archives: November 11, 2019

Margaret “Peg” Lynn Watson of Newark, OH, October 24, 1950 – November 10, 2019

Margaret “Peg” Lynn Watson


October 24, 1950 – November 10, 2019

            A funeral service for Margaret “Peg” Lynn Watson, 69, of Newark will be held at 10 am on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2486 Newark-Granville Rd., Granville with Bishop Mark Bergstrom officiating.  Burial will follow at Wilson Cemetery.

            The family will receive friends from 4-7pm on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark and at the church on Saturday from 9-10am prior to service.

            Peg passed away on November 10, 2019 at the Selma Markowitz Center in Newark.  She was born on October 24, 1950 in Newark to the late Ralph Edward and Joann Lowella (Boring) Simpson.

            Peg was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  She enjoyed bird watching, camping, genealogy, but most of all she enjoyed her family. 

            She is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Roby Greek Watson, Jr.; six children, Jennifer Lynn Watson, Roby Greek Watson III, Ira Edward (Lindsay Marion) Watson, John Milas Watson, Jacob Whitaker Watson and Emma Victoria Watson; two grandchildren, Gianna Judith and Miles J. Edward Watson; and many nieces and nephews.

            In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers, Douglas Edward Simpson and Fred Dwayne Simpson; and sister, Patricia Ann Simpson.

            Memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer’s Association Central Ohio Chapter, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH, 43215.

To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.

Eugene “Tex” Griffitts of Newark, June 14, 1939 – November 9, 2019

Eugene “Tex” Griffitts, 80, of Newark, took the hand of Jesus, and finished his hard-fought race Saturday, November 9, 2019 at his residence. He was born June 14, 1939 in Mansfield to Stanley and Laura (Conley) Griffitts.

He loved his Lord and Saviour,  Jesus Christ. Tex was a social butterfly and never met a stranger. He enjoyed fishing and spending time in the woods. He loved and provided well for his family.

He is survived by his loving wife, Shelby; five children, Eugene (Sandy) Griffitts of PA, Kelly (Suzanne) Cole of VA, Merlin Gingerich (Rebecca) of OH, Paula (John) Francis of Newark, and Marlene (Kent) Klinker of Newark; 21 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; his beloved dog, Hunter and many wonderful friends.

Memorial contributions may be made in Tex’s memory to Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058.

Visitation will be Thursday from 11-1 PM at the Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, where the funeral service will follow at 1:00 PM with Pastor Mary Lafferty officiating. Burial will follow the service in Wilson Cemetery. Newark, Ohio 43055

To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com