Ruth A. Watson

James W. Shirley Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | February 28, 2024

Ruth A. Watson, 85 of North Irwin died February 27, 2024 at Transitions Health Care. She was born December 31, 1938 in Duquense, a daughter of the late Walter and Laura Kalinawski Henkel.  Prior to her retirment, she was employed as a shuttle bus driver in Houston, Texas. Ruth was a member of AARP 3221. She enjoyed playing cards at Twin Oaks with her lady friends, loved baby sitting her grand cats, making jewelry and participating in activities at the former Norwin Community Resource Center. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Ralph Henkel. She is survived by her daughter, Christine Sklenar (Ronald), her son, Mike Watson (Paula), three brothers, Daniel Henkel (Jo), Edward Henkel, Kenneth Henkel (Susan), three sisters,Loretta McCafferty (Bob), Jo Ann Orzulak (John), Anna Marie Lenhart (Ken). Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Sunday from 12-4 P.M. at which time a service will be held at 4 P.M.  in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the family.

Originally published February 28, 2024.

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