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Ronda D. (Early) Watson, 34, Ottawa, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.  

Funeral services are planned for 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at First United Methodist Church, Ottawa. Cremation will follow the funeral service and a private inurnment is expected at a later date in Hope Cemetery, Ottawa.

She was born Wednesday, Oct. 18, 1978, in Emporia, the only child of Ronnie Dean and Sheila Diane (Donley) Early.

Ronda lived in Ottawa since the age of 5, moving from Burlington.

She attended Ottawa High School with the class of 1996.

On March 15, 2008, Ronda was united in marriage to Jeremy Lee Watson in Ottawa. He survives of the home.

Ronda was a wonderful wife, mother, daughter and homemaker, always creating family experiences and memories. She was a true friend to all and was always there for her family and friends.

She attended the Church of the Brethren, later known as the Ottawa Community Church in Ottawa.

Ronda was very active as the events coordinator with the Franklin County Independent Bikers’ programs for kids. She organized the annual Easter egg extravaganza, halloween party, billiard tournaments and poker run benefits.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Clyde and Agnes Early; and maternal grandparents, Everett and Edith Donley.

Survivors include her husband, Jeremy Watson, of the home; five daughters, Hayley Harlan, Kylie Watson, Nevaeh Watson, Kyndzie Watson and Hannah Harlan, all of the home; four sons, Jordan Watson, Codie Prochaska Watson, Colton Watson and Evan Watson, all of the home; parents, Ron and Sheila Early; mother and father-in-law, Linda and Jerry Watson, Ottawa; brothers-in-law, Nathan Finch and Alan Watson, both of Ottawa; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Watson, Ottawa; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.                 

The family suggests memorial contributions to Ronda Watson Memorial Fund through Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa KS 66067.  

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