Jeannette Louise Watkins, 59, of Columbus, passed away on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at Mt. Carmel Hospital East, Columbus, OH.
She was born on March 18, 1953 in Rushsylvania, OH to the late John S. and Maxine L. (Rush) Watkins.
Surviving is her significant other, Gary R. Short of Columbus; a brother, David (Chris) Watkins of Rushsylvania; sister, Joan (Paul) Compton of Ellijay, GA; nephew, John Watkins; and nieces, Michelle Mock, Annie Watkins, Mary Shafer, Amanda Watkins, and Hannah Watkins.
She is preceded in death by a sister, Jane Thames in 2009, and a niece, Emily Watkins.
Jeannette was an office manager at CGI, Inc. in Columbus. She was a member of the Rushsylvania Church of Christ and graduated in 1971 from Benjamin Logan High School. She received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Temple University, where she tutored other students in mathematics. She loved to travel, sew and enjoyed arts and crafts. Jeannette was a great cook and was a cook, along with her sister Jane, at the Plaza Inn in Mt. Victory for several years. She took a course in Chinese and enjoyed sharing her knowledge with others.
Pastor Craig Howie will officiate at an 11:00 am funeral service on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine where friends may call on Friday, August 31, 2012 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Burial will be in the Equality Cemetery, Rushsylvania, OH.
Family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the Rushsylvania Church of Christ Food Pantry, P.O. Box 386, 170 E. Mill St., Rushsylvania, OH 43347.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.eichholtzfuneralhome.com.