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Esther Elaine (Yauman) Watt

May 14, 1942 — February 2, 2022

Struthers

Esther Elaine Watt, 79, of Struthers, passed away Wednesday morning, February 2, 2022.

Esther was born on May 14, 1942 to Harold and Ruth (Boyd) Yauman of Struthers.  After Esther graduated from Struthers High School in 1960, she went on to study nursing at St. Luke's Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Esther began  her nursing career as a Registered Nurse at South Side Hospital in Youngstown, and later at Woodside Receiving Hospital, also in Youngstown.

Esther married her high school sweetheart, James Watt, on February 22, 1964 and soon after, stepped away from nursing to lovingly raise her five sons in their active home on Overlook Boulevard in Struthers.

Through the years, Esther enjoyed gardening, participating in card clubs, playing bingo, being a member of bowling leagues and showing Irish Setter dogs.  Esther was an avid family genealogist through the years and proudly traced back three family trees. In her retirement, Esther found her true passion and became a fixture on the garage sale circuit. She loved buying hidden treasures and reselling them on eBay. She loved sharing the stories of her exciting finds and the people she talked to all over the world. Esther loved cooking for her family and friends during the holidays and for family reunions, and she particularly loved hosting beach vacations with her family at Ocean City, MD and Virginia Beach, VA. A highlight of her life was when all five of her sons and their families were together.

Preceded in death by her parents and sister, Carol Beatty, Esther is survived by her husband of 57 years, Jim Watt; sons, Jeff of Madison, Ohio, Greg of Arlington, Massachusetts, Brian of Campbell, Ohio, Dan (Tricia) of Seven Hills, Ohio, and Eric (Ann) of Osceola, Indiana; eight grandchildren, Jorden, Marley, Elijah, Charlie, Nicholas, Nathaniel, Carter, and Kaylee; two siblings, Dr. Beth Yauman of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and Roger (Kim) Yauman of Alliance, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews that reside the world over.

Esther’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Don, Marilyn, and Jacob Watt for their care and support of Esther over the past year.

Esther's family will receive friends, Monday, February 7th, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home in Struthers. There will be a funeral service celebrating Esther's life on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor James Berkebile officiating. Interment will follow at Poland Riverside Cemetery.

If desired, friends may make memorial contributions to Operation Smile at OperationSmile.org.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, February 7, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Davidson-Becker Funeral Home

11 Spring Street, Struthers, OH 44471

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Davidson-Becker Funeral Home

11 Spring Street, Struthers, OH 44471

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Interment

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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