Kimberly Duncan Watts, 59, of Endwell, New York passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton, NY in the early morning hours of Sunday, December 3rd, 2017. She was predeceased by her mother, Carol Duncan, in December of 2016. She was also predeceased by her mother-in-law, Florence J. Watts in 2008, and a brother-in-law, Carl E. Watts in 2010. Kim is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Brooks M. Watts, who never left her side in the final stages of her heroic battle. Kim is also survived by five children: Rachel (Caron) Egan-Hill, of Endicott, NY; Katherine Egan, also of Endicott; Mary (Christopher) Wolleon, of Bonita Springs, FL; John Watts, of Bethesda, MD; and Anthony Watts, of Fort Drum, NY. She is also survived by her adoring father, Robert Duncan, of Endwell; her sisters and brothers: Cindy (Virgil) Pund, of Illinois; Kyle (Suzanne) Duncan, of Rochester, NY; Michael (Deborah) Duncan, of Endwell; Melissa (Alex) Becker, of Minnesota; and David Duncan, of Endwell; and brothers and sisters-in-law: John (Linda) Watts and Robert (Sandra) Watts, all of Endicott, NY. Kim’s greatest joy in life was being a loving Nana to her ten grandchildren. Kim leaves behind many other very special nieces and nephews, and family and friends, including her former sister-in-law, Stacey Crescente Duncan, Shirley Anne Kunkle, Debi Sbarra, Kathy Haight Hodgeman, Virginia Watts-Smith, and Erin O’Connor. Kim was a lifelong member of Northminster Presbyterian Church in Endwell, where she formerly served as a deacon and volunteered in the food pantry. Kim also enjoyed volunteering with Meals on Wheels with her mother in years past. She was a very kind, caring, compassionate, and loyal person that offered friendship to many in need. For many years Kim enjoyed working for her family’s business prior to venturing into her own true passion of painting and interior decorating. Kim was strongly family-oriented, delighting in cooking for her family, and for many years seriously pursued genealogical research. Kim was honored to speak several times in front of Broome Community College students as part of a Death and Dying class, leaving an impression on many.
Funeral Services be held Thursday at 11 am at the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home Wednesday from 4-7 pm. Expressions of sympathy in Kim’s memory may be made to the American Red Cross, whose programs supporting military families helped tremendously in easing Kim’s and her family’s worries in her final days. 620 East Main Street, Endicott, NY 13760