Bernita Jo Watson, 62, of Lexington, formerly of Richmond, passed away Wednesday January 17, 2018 at St. Joseph East in Lexington.
Born January 13, 1956, in Wichita, Texas, she was the daughter of C. B. Buddy Watson and the late Barbara Jean Huffmeyer Watson. She was a Model Lab High School graduate playing tennis during her tenure. During that time, Bernita was the USTA Kentucky State Doubles and Singles Champion. She later played tennis for Eastern Kentucky University. Bernita was a self-employed jewelry designer and sales contractor and was of the Catholic faith.
In addition to her father, Buddy of Richmond, she is survived by two sisters, Maryann Watson Stoker and Carol Watson, both of Cincinnati, Ohio; one brother, John C. Watson of Richmond, her life companion, Dennis Osborne of Lexington; and two nieces, Emily Stoker and Jesse Stoker.
Memorial service for Bernita will be held at 4:30 PM Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Fr. Paul Prabell officiating. Visitation will be from 2:30 4:30 PM Sunday at the funeral home.
Published on January 19, 2018