Nobody covers Brown County like The Democrat Buy PDF| Advertise| Contact Us
Hoosier Harvest Cookbook
Velma Lee (Edmonds) Watson, 94, Trafalgar

Velma Lee (Edmonds) Watson, 94, Trafalgar, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, Nov. 6, 2013 at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. She lived near northern Brown County.

Velma was born March 24, 1919, in Russell Springs, Ky., to the late Addison and Mary Frances (Wilson) Edmonds. 

Velma retired in 1987 from the Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin where she had been employed as a housekeeper for 15 years. Prior to that, she worked at the Red Gold canning factory in Trafalgar for five years. Velma enjoyed working in her garden, baking, cooking and spending time with her family.

She was a member of Trafalgar War Mothers and faithfully served her Lord for more than 50 years as a member of Trafalgar Christian Church where she looked forward to singing in the choir.

Velma is survived by a son, George D. (Stacy) Watson of Trafalgar; two grandchildren, Sandy (Nathaniel) Harman and Mindy (David) Bush-Watson, both of Indianapolis; and two great-grandchildren, Preston and Cooper Harman, both of Indianapolis.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jim Watson; three sisters, Eva Stevens, Opal Zimmerman and Elma Meadles; and two brothers, Herschel and Benjamin Edmonds. 

The Rev. Mark Matheny will conduct a funeral service at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends can call from 11 a.m. until time of service Nov. 8 at the funeral home.  Burial will be at First Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Franklin.

Memorial contributions can be sent in honor of Velma to Trafalgar Christian Church memorial fund, 300 E. Pearl St., Trafalgar, IN 46181 or Homeview Health & Rehabilitation Center activities fund, 651 S. State St., Franklin, IN 46131.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Watson family at


See Full List »

Josephine Lee Cueto, 62, Morgantown
  Daughter of Priscilla Burgmeier of Nashville

Mary 'Jane' Kollman, 92, Nashville
  Mother of Janet (Tom) Gaskins of Nashville

Charlotte K. (Adkins) Wilson, 67, Franklin
  Former resident of Brown County

  • November 25
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 25
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • November 26
    Go Club meeting Wednesday at coffee/tea shop
    3 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 26
    BC Sheriff's Merit Board
    4 p.m. Sheriff's Office, Law Enforcement Center, 55 State Road 46 East
  • November 28
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 29
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 29
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 2
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 3
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • December 4
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 12
    Widowed group plans Christmas party
    noon Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • December 12
    BCSP Christmas bird count slated
    8 a.m. BCSP Nature Center, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • December 13
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road