Exe Lane Watson


Exe Lane Watson, age 70 of Senecaville, Ohio, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center in Cambridge.

A daughter of the late Phillip R. Simmons, Sr. and the late Mary Theresa (Meechan) Simmons, Exe was born Dec. 1, 1948, in Dover.

Exe graduated from Tuscarawas-Warwick High School in 1967, where she was a member of the cheerleading squad. She continued her education throughout her career including completing the University of Colorado’s Volunteer Management Certification Program.

Exe's career highlighted her people skills most notably within the health-care industry as Medina General Hospital’s director of volunteer services, the purchasing agent for Union Hospital in Dover, and the director of admissions and patient accounting for Dunlap Memorial Hospital in Orrville.

Exe lived life to the fullest, enjoying a variety of activities such as horseback riding, boating and water skiing, snow skiing, and collecting shells from the many beaches she visited. Her greatest passion in life was her family, being a mom, a “Nana” for her “sweetie babies” and spending time with her beloved husband.

Exe is survived by her husband, Dan Watson, whom she married on Sept. 22, 1988; her sons, Bryan (Rayna) Finnicum of Bolivar and Mark (Jamie) Finnicum of Raleigh, North Carolina; her grandchildren, Connor, Riley, Regan, Mason and Micah; and her brother, Phillip R. (Diana) Simmons, Jr. of North Lawrence.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, Jan. 6 from 2-5 p.m. at Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory in New Philadelphia. A funeral service celebrating Exe’s life will be held on Monday, Jan. 7 at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Brian Flood officiating. Burial will follow in St. James Lutheran Cemetery in Tuscarawas. Following the committal service, a luncheon will be held in the Geib Family Center at New Philadelphia.

Those wishing to do so may send flowers or a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Exe by visiting the funeral home's website at www.geibcares.com.

Contributions also may be made in Exe’s memory to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 (www.michaeljfox.org/get-involved/donation2.php).

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