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Amber Nicole Watson, 29, passed away at 5:04 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Kokomo. She was born April 8, 1988, in Kokomo, the daughter of Stoney and Mary Christine "Chris" (Phifer) Watson.
Amber was a 2006 graduate of Western High School. She received her CNA certification from Ivy Tech Community College and was enrolled in Indiana University Kokomo, where she was working toward her nursing degree. Amber was employed with Aperion Health Care in Kokomo as a CNA. She truly loved her daughter, her friends, and going to the beach in Florida. Amber was a strong and independent woman, and a loving mom. Her daughter, Aleena, was her everything.
Amber is survived by her daughter, Aleena Watson; father, Stoney Watson; brother, Jeremy Childress; sister, Angela (William) Stanley; nieces and nephews, Amara Childress, Baylie Stanley, and Clayton Stanley; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Amber was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Christine Watson; and grandparents, William and Wanda Phifer, Henry Watson and Edna Crumb.
A memorial service celebrating Amber's life will be at Christian Heritage Worship Center, 3007 E. Carter St., Sept. 22, 2017. Friends may visit with the family from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family to benefit Amber's daughter, Aleena. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with cremation. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.
Published on September 20, 2017
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