JoAnn Watson, 92, of Star City died on January 3, 2018.

She was born at Batesville, where she graduated from high school. She attended Arkansas College (now Lyon College) and graduated with a degree in education.

Mrs. Watson moved to Star City in 1947 and taught English at Star City High School for 35 years. The joy of her life was teaching and watching her students become successful adults. She was a wonderful, loving mother and enjoyed collecting antiques for over 50 years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Star City.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Jim Watson; her parents, Hugh and Mae Wright and a sister, Jackie Wright.

She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth “Libby” Taylor and husband, Randy; a granddaughter, Ashley Greer and her husband Phillip; one great-granddaughter, Addison Greer and a great-grandson, Autry Greer. She is also survived by her sister, Sara Crisp.

A family graveside service is planned for the spring.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Star City, 300 Washington St., Star City, AR 71667 or Tribute of Life Foundation, Hospice Home Care, 12120 Colonel Glenn Road, Suite 10,000, Little Rock, AR 72210.

Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service in Star City.