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Obituary for Kiev M. Watterson

Kiev M. Watterson, 43, of Ephrata, passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at Lancaster General Hospital- Penn Medicine.

She was born in Lancaster to Pearl Andes-House and the late Timothy Watterson Sr.

Kiev worked as a manager for Planet Fitness in Ephrata. She adored her grandchildren and had an unwavering love for her two daughters, of whom she was their biggest supporter. Kiev loved Christmas, reading, going on walks, and was a huge true crime lover. She was smart and vibrant, tough, and loved intensely.

In addition to her mother, Kiev is survived by her step-father, Mark N. House; significant other, Zachary Benjamin Schmidt; two daughters, Ashton M. Yoder, fiancé of Matthew Heckel, Kathryn M. Deamer; three step-children, Brandon Hoffman, Jacobi W Schmidt, Ajalae G Schmidt; five grandchildren, Sydney Heckel, Cylus Heckel, Spencer Heckel, Hayze Schmidt, Atarah Hemsley,; five siblings, Sean E. Andes, companion of Shannon Shenberger, Afton L., wife of Benjamin Nissley, Timothy L. Jr., husband of Katie Watterson, Cassy Watterson, fiancé of Kevin Tolle, Paul Watterson and numerous nieces and nephews.

Kiev was an organ donor. While her family will miss her beyond measure, her legacy will live on through the multiple lives she saved with her donation.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2023, from 12 to 3 PM, at Ephrata Amvets, Post 136, 614 South State Street, Ephrata.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.