Lillian Kruithof Watson


Mrs. Lillian “Krutie” Kruithof Watson passed away at home in the early morning hours of July 1, 2022. She was 96.

She is survived by her daughters, Florence Alice Runge, of Baltimore, Kathleen Frances Denworth, of Florida, and Evelyn Jean Shaeffer, of Florida; grandsons, Frank Anthony Runge III, Jason Scott Runge, and Lawrence Merrill Jester III. She has one great-grandaughter, Kailey Anne Runge.

Lillian was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1926 and moved to the Shore in 1971. She was the wife of the late Peter J. Kruithof and the late Roy Watson.

She worked as a nurse at NAM hospital and was very active in the Mormon community.

A viewing will be held at Thornton Funeral Home Tuesday, July 5, from 5 to 7 p.m., at 24183 Chadbourne St., Parksley, VA 23421 (757-665-5939).

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Arrangements are by the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley.
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