Sharon K. Watts, 70, of Campbell, Nebraska, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings.
Service is 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at the Westminster United Presbyterian Church in Campbell with Pastor Mark Diehl officiating. Burial will be in the Presbyterian Cemetery in Campbell. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2019 with family present from 5-8 p.m. at the Campbell Funeral Home in Campbell and one hour prior to services at the church. A memorial has been established to be designated at a later date. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.mertenbutlermortuary.com. Campbell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sharon Kay (Barker) Watts was born on March 3, 1949 to Samuel T. and Thelma E. (Brewer) Barker in Humboldt, Nebraska. She was the fourth child of seven born to this marriage. She spent her childhood years in Pawnee City, Nebraska. She also attended school there and in her senior year she contracted rheumatic fever which kept her from graduating. On March 16, 1968 she married Frank R. Watts in Wymore, Nebraska. After moving around for a few years, they decided to make their home in Nelson, Nebraska. To this union six children were born. While raising her family was her greatest passion, she also enjoyed caring for the elderly. She worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant in many different facilities throughout her life. The family made their final home in Campbell in 2004. In 2012 she retired from taking care of the elderly when Grandview Manor in Campbell closed. Her greatest joy in life was her family. Taking care of them and making sure they knew how much she loved them. This was her greatest accomplishment in this world. The more family that was sitting around the table the happier she was. She always said, "The more The merrier."
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Frank of Campbell; three sons, Robert (Ebony) Watts of Red Cloud, Chadd (Deniece) Watts of Campbell, and Tyler (Staci) Watts of Campbell; three daughters, Angela (Jim) Wiseman of Juniata, Amy (Keith) Parr of Campbell, and Stephanie (Doug) Hunt of Hastings; 28 grandchildren, Kayla, Sharisse, Courtney, Zachary, Brianna, Lance, Ethan, Brooke, K.C., Hunter, Seirra, Carmen, Dillon, Payton, Zoiee, Payzlee, Kerra, Madison, Sean, Jayden Rose, Kelly, Jayden, Nate, Cerenity, A'Kieda, Oaklee, William and Leo; three great-grandchildren, Kinsley, Bentley, Bowdey and two more on the way; two brothers, Norman (Mary) Barker of Dubois, Nebraska and Sterling (Jeanie) Barker of Denton, Texas; two sisters, Mary (Gary) Droge of Pawnee City, Nebraska, and Deb (Greg) Pepperl of Burchard, Nebraska; sisters-in-law, Arlene, Nellie, Dottie and Josie; brothers-in-law, Lewis, Dan and Merle (Pat); and many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Dick and John; brothers-in-law, Buck, Charles, Lambert and Ray, and sister-in-law, Katie.