Mrs. Patricia Ann Childres Watts, 74, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at home with her family by her side.
Born July 22, 1939, in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Beatrice Coleman Childres. She moved to Muldraugh in 1955 and graduated from Meade County High School in 1957.
She was active in the Muldraugh community, serving on both the Planning & Zoning Committee and city council. She was a member of the Meade County Homemakers and the Salem Association WMU, where she served as secretary. She belonged to Muldraugh Baptist Church, where she served as Sunday school director and vacation Bible school director for a number of years, worked with the hospitality committee to provide food and fellowship for many parishioners and joined in song as a member of the choir. She also volunteered with Muldraugh Elementary School to share her love of books and reading. She was known to many of the children simply as Mrs. Pat.
In addition to being an avid reader, she loved all kinds of music, especially Broadway musicals, playing along with Jeopardy on television and spending time with family and friends. She was a good friend and neighbor to many in the community, from delivering meals to providing transportation for doctor visits, or offering babysitting or pet sitting services always free of charge. She loved all God's creatures, great and small, except snakes, and over the years took in homeless animals which became beloved family pets. Most of all she loved caring for and spoiling her grandchildren who filled her life with joy.
Patricia is survived by her husband of 52 years, Paul "Bud" Watts; two daughters, Alicia (Gary) Clark of Garrett and Allison (Brian) Doutaz of Brandenburg; her three precious grandchildren, Ashton Brooke Dowell, Andrew Day Clark and Ezekiel Watts Doutaz; a brother, Doug (Betty) Childres of Elizabethtown; a sister, Terry Sue (Roy) Allen of Brandenburg; and a half sister Tammy Childres; as well as a number of nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.
A memorial service to honor Patricia's life is at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday, May 31, at Muldraugh Baptist Church.
Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. EDT Friday in the Chapel of Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home in Brandenburg and continues from 10 to 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Muldraugh Baptist Church.
Expressions of sympathy in her honor can be made to Muldraugh Baptist Church, Meade County Public Library or the Meade County Pets in Need Society.