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Dean "Nanny" Watson

The Shawnee News-Star
Dean “Nanny” Watson, 89, of Tecumseh, passed from this life Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, at her home.

Dean “Nanny” Watson, 89, of Tecumseh, passed from this life Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, at her home.

She was born on April 15, 1931, to William Braxton and Sadie Leona (Tarwater) Flick in Oklahoma City.

Dean attended grade school in Pauls Valley, Rock Springs and Dripping Springs.

She married Harold P. Watson on Oct. 25, 1947, in Tecumseh. He preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 2007.

She was a member of Downtown Pentecostal Holiness Church in Shawnee.

Dean enjoyed fishing and hunting with her late husband and love of her life. She loved her family and loved to cook and take care of them. Her grandkids and great-grandkids were the apple of her eye and focal point of her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold P. Watson; son, Harold P. Watson II; daughter, Kathy Stearman; three great-grandsons, Talon, Tristian and Samuel Jay Mitchell; her parents, William and Sadie Flick; sisters, Jewell Nabors, Wanda Wells and Dorothy; and brothers, Jako, Bill, AZ, and Sherman.

Those left to cherish her memory are two daughters and two sons-in-law, Connie Kressin and husband Dale of Bethel Acres, Tawana Gracy and Juan of Tecumseh and Jesse Stearman of Tecumseh; 14 grandchildren and spouses, Colette and Rick McClure of Tecumseh, John and Allison Stearman of Tecumseh, Samuel and Jacelyn Mitchell, Amanda and Jake Clanin, Andrew Mitchell, Morgan and Garrett Babb, Taylor and Rachel Mitchell, and Joseph Mitchell; 18 great-grandchildren, Taylor and Stewart, Laney, Hayden, Cami, Kinsley, Kortlyn, Trinity, Brightlee, Case, Jalie, Jaden Journey, Dwayne, Lorrie, Daven, Destiny and Huxley; and many loving friends and extended family.

“If you could see where I am, you wouldn’t cry.”

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, and continue through service time with family gathering from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home.

Service will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, at Living Love Christian Center in Shawnee with Reverend Mark Guinn officiating. Burial will follow at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

Please join the celebration of Dean’s life through Cooper Funeral Home’s Facebook page for live streaming of the service.

To share memories, or to sign the guestbook online, go to www.cooperfuneral.com.