Greenville, IN: Orlena “Lena” Mae Watts, 89 of Greenville, IN passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 at the Villas of Guerin Woods in Georgetown, IN.
Born April 30, 1927 in Leatherwood, KY to the late John B. and Sarah Haddix Watts. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and aunt. She worked at the Archway Bakery in Palmyra, Indiana in the early 1950s. She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Floyds Knobs, Indiana. She had a passion for quilting and enjoyed making quilts for her family and friends. In 1998 she and members of the church’s quilting group raised $12,000 to assist in the purchase of the steeple for the First Southern Baptist Church which is still in place today.
Also preceding her in death was her husband, Wayne (Doc) Watts, her brothers, Gordon, Charles, Aaron and William Watts.
She is survived by her daughter Barbara Utz, and grandson Gary William Utz II (Stacey), sister-in-law, Erma Watts, nieces, Donna Harvey, Sarah Leath, and Becky Hackemack, nephews, William (Sally) Watts, John (Connie) Watts, and Jody Watts. She had several other nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews, all who loved her dearly.
The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude for the exceptional care Lena Mae received while at the Villas of Guerin Woods. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Villas of Guerin Woods, 1003 Sister Barbara Way, Georgetown, IN 47122.
Funeral services will be at Love Funeral Home, Palmyra, Indiana on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 11 a.m. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 11 from 2-8 p.m. and Wednesday, April 12 at 9 a.m. until time of funeral.