Melinda L. Watts

Born: Wed., Mar. 28, 1945
Died: Sat., Jul. 25, 2020


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Wed., Jul. 29, 2020
Location: Yost-Gedon Funeral Home

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Wed., Jul. 29, 2020
Location: Rest Haven Memorial Park

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Melinda Louise (Skinner) Watts, 75 yrs. old, of Lock Haven, passed peacefully in her home, Saturday, July 25, 2020. She was born March 28, 1945, in the Middletown Hospital, Middletown, Ohio

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles M. and Joyce Gibson Skinner, of Franklin Ohio, her husband Frank Watts Jr, also of Franklin, OH and Lock Haven, PA and grandson Derrick Frank Hamilton, Carlisle, OH

She was a graduate of Franklin High School, Franklin, OH, Class of 1963 and of Carousel Beauty College obtaining her Manager and Instructor Licensure

She was a member of the St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jersey Shore, and enjoyed her many friends and fellowships. She volunteered at the Love Center, and the hospital gift shop. She enjoyed beauty and fashion in the Cosmetology field where formerly she was an instructor of Cosmetology in Dayton Ohio.  

Melinda (Mo) also enjoyed sharing her love of cooking and hospitality for family and friends. She enjoyed Silver Sneakers and her volunteer time with Historical Society of Clinton County, PA. She will be greatly missed.

Mo and her family enjoyed nature and the outdoors with many stories of times spent together to include breakfast outdoors in the middle of February as one of the families fondest memories. 

Ephesians 4:32 -Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Melinda is survived by three daughters, Holly Ann (Lou) Kosa, Franklin, OH, Heather Lynn Bass, Carlisle,OH, Heidi Dale Manzano, Middletown, OH, eleven grandchildren: Jessica A. Niggle, John M. D Kremer, Jemma K. Kremer, Jared W. Kremer, Nikki R. Hamric, Corey A. Elkins, Derrick Frank Hamilton, Jesse R. Hamilton, Molly L. Pesante, Ian B. Wilson, Evan L. Wilson, Mara V. Morales, and blessed with 21 Great Grandchildren

Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 29, 2020,from 10:00-11: 00 am in the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, LLC , 121 W. Main St, Lock Haven, with graveside services following at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven. Officiating will be Pastor Kerry Aucker, of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jersey Shore.

The family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers, and support in many heartfelt forms from too many to name individually, but including UPMC Hospice Team, and friends

In Lieu of flowers memorials can be made in Melinda’s name through the funeral home to Habitat for Humanity or the Jersey Shore Love Center.

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Penny Parks-Dean
   Posted Mon July 27, 2020
The first time I met Mo I commented on her beautiful skin and I got to know her better I discovered that she had a beautiful heart too. Always very humble, always kind words and a smile. Mo always gave much encouragement while we were training for our Luke Strong rides-and a HUGE congratulations afterwards!! I truly believe that Mo now has her wings and will become a Guardian Angel for folks. I will miss you Mo, but I know that you are now Flying High and Free.....Love and Peace to Mo's family and friends.

Marrē Barnette
   Posted Mon July 27, 2020
Such a beautiful soul inside and out. Thanks for wonderful childhood memories Melinda. You are surely missed. Much love to her beautiful daughters. You all are in my prayers.

Patricia A Montgomery
   Posted Tue July 28, 2020
Heidi, Holly, and Heather-
So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was a wonderful person and mother. I was just thinking of you "girls" last week. May her soul rest in peace, and may God comfort you during this difficult time.
Pat Montgomery

Rosemary Andrus
   Posted Wed July 29, 2020
So sorry of Mo passing saw it to late to see her .We had some great times at bingo and going out to eat. She was a great lady and will be missed by all...My prayers and sympathy to all her family...


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