Barbara J. Wathen, 82, of Crawfordsville, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at Witham Hospital in Lebanon, Indiana. She was born on March 6, 1938 in Thorntown, a daughter of the late Theodore and Lilly (Osborne) Stockton.

In 1956 she graduated from Warren Central High School and later attended Business College in Indianapolis.

On September 4, 1959, she was married to Herbert A. “Sonny” Wathen; he survives, and they shared 60 wonderful years together.

Barbara worked at the Garment Factory in Thorntown, also at Economy Insurance in the accounting department in Lebanon, and later at Fuji Film in Crawfordsville. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Thorntown and the Red Hat Society. In her free time, she enjoyed word search puzzles and loved socializing. She adored her family, especially all her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include:
Husband: Sonny Wathen of Crawfordsville
Children: William (Debra) Wathen of Crawfordsville
Ric (Tina) Stockton of New Market
Gary Stockton of Crawfordsville
Seven Grandchildren: Jessica (Ben) Strong
Sarah Wathen
Hannah Wathen
Eric (Jenny) Stockton
Chrissy Stockton
Brandon Stockton
Alison Sheets
Ten Great Grandchildren
Sister: Sharon (Charlie) Hinds of Linden, Indiana
Many Nieces and Nephews

In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by five siblings, Frances Stockton, Bob Stockton, Jerry Stockton, Ted Stockton and Larry Stockton.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 17, 2020 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Myers & Hunt Mortuary, 116 West Plum Street, Thorntown, Indiana 46071.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 18 at the funeral home in Thorntown with Pastor Bruce White officiating.

Interment will follow services at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Thorntown.
Memorials may be directed in his memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research
262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.