Nina Jo (Dean) Watt

Born: Thu., Jan. 16, 1941
Died: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019


Visitation

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Feb. 20, 2019
Location: Saint Jude Catholic Church


Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Thu., Feb. 21, 2019
Location: Saint Jude Catholic Church


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Nina Jo Watt was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on 1/16/1941 to Karl Emerson and Edna Alice Shinkle Dean.  Nina took her first steps on Pearl Harbor Day, 12/7/1941.  She started grade school in New Orleans, La. at age 5, and moved back to Indianapolis for the 5th grade at Edgewood Elementary. Nina graduated from Southport High School in 1958. In 1973 she married John Watt.  

Nina is survived by her husband, daughter Elizabeth [Mike] McCarty and stepchildren Jeffery [Rob], Christopher [Kathleen] Watt, and grandchildren Kathleen, Anne and John McCarty and Alex, Aaron and Megan Watt. She is predeceased by her parents and her stepson Frederick Watt.  

Nina worked in various offices until the middle 1960’s. She also volunteered in US Navy Relief during the 1960’s. She then worked at Indiana Central Pharmacy. She was treasurer of the SHS’58 alumni from 1984 to 2018.  She was office manager for Parr Lance Transportation from 1983 until 1995 when she retired to help raise her grandchildren.

Her faith was extremely important to her; she was a very involved member of St Jude Catholic Church for over 40 years, serving on the parish council from 1995 to 2003.  She was chairperson of the parish council from 1998 to 2003.  She was inherently generous, willing to help anyone who needed it, as seen through her work as a member and treasurer of the St Jude Conference of the St Vincent dePaul Society from 1992 to 2019. She was also Vice Precinct Committeeman in Perry Township for 28 years.

Nina’s love for her family was rivaled only by her love for Neil Diamond. In addition to music, she enjoyed trips to the casinos. She was a fan of sports, and enjoyed watching games on TV and in person, especially basketball and baseball. Her favorite sports teams were the Cincinnati Reds, Indianapolis Colts, Pacers, and Butler and IU basketball.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 21, at St. Jude Catholic Church, 5353 McFarland Road, Indianapolis, IN. Calling will be Wednesday from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the church. Entombment will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery. The family has suggested memorial gifts be given to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul-Indianapolis or St. Jude Catholic Church.

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norbert schott
   Posted Tue February 19, 2019
My sympathy and love to you John and family. My prayers and thoughts of care! I feel like a friend since I have known you John for many years at Wishard! I am losing a friend in your wife.

A special thanks for the help given to the Schotts by the St. Vincent de Paul Society. A work of mercy. Thanks

Norbert

Mark Mannning
   Posted Tue February 19, 2019
Sorry for the loss of Nina. I worked with Nina at Parr Lance from 1983-1986. Really nice lady, fun to be around. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Lloyd Tucker
   Posted Wed February 20, 2019
John:
Sorry to hear about Nina's Passing. You two made a great couple.
Skip Tucker

Kristi Carney
   Posted Wed February 20, 2019
Beth, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Lisa Hammond
   Posted Wed February 20, 2019
Beth,

I'm so very sorry for the loss you your mom. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Shannon Steele
   Posted Wed February 20, 2019
I am so sorry, Beth (and Family), on the loss of your mother. I enjoyed reading about her - what a lovely person! Wishing you and your Family strength during this difficult time.

Leslie A Klick
   Posted Wed February 20, 2019
Beth,

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
"But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me." 2 Corinthians 12:9

Leslie Klick, CareSource

Melissa Driver
   Posted Wed February 20, 2019
Beth & Family,
I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Melissa Driver

Sarah Steward
   Posted Wed February 20, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Krista Seaton
   Posted Wed February 20, 2019
Beth,

I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother. Know that many are thinking and praying for you and your family.

Joe Vennari
   Posted Thu February 21, 2019
Beth, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Steve and Marilyn Dial
   Posted Thu February 21, 2019
John and Beth, we were so sorry to hear that Nina had passed away. We worked with her on many of the Southport 58 reunions. Marilyn started school at Edgewood with Nina in the 5th grade in Mr Kinkade’s class. Nina was very sad for the first couple of weeks as she missed her friends in New Orleans. She was a good friend.

Donnica Carpenter
   Posted Thu February 21, 2019
Beth,

I am truly sorry for the loss of your mother. My condolences are extended to you and your family.

Robert Glass
   Posted Thu February 21, 2019
Beth,

I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and praying for healing for you and your family.


David Hartzell
   Posted Fri February 22, 2019
Beth,

I was very sorry to hear about your loss. I hope all of the great memories and family/friends that are around you at this time help to lift your heart. You're in our thoughts!

Erien Dickens
   Posted Fri February 22, 2019
Beth,

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jason Mollenkopf
   Posted Mon February 25, 2019
So sorry for your loss Beth! Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Nancy Link Axsom
   Posted Tue February 26, 2019
John and Beth, I’m so sad to hear of Nina’s passing. She was a large part of my middle school and young adult years. I reminesce about those times, often. She will be greatly missed. Prayers to your family.

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