Ephrata, PA – The Ephrata community is grieving the loss of Kiev Watterson, a cherished figure and devoted general manager, who tragically passed away on Tuesday, November 14th, 2023, due to a brain aneurysm. As a resident of Ephrata, Pennsylvania, Kiev was a beacon of positivity and commitment, notably serving for seven dedicated years at the local Planet Fitness.
Kiev’s passion for her work and her unwavering dedication to Ephrata’s Planet Fitness Club were unmatched. Her infectious smile and boundless energy greeted colleagues and clients daily, leaving an unforgettable impression on everyone she encountered.
Not confined to the walls of the fitness club, Kiev’s impact extended far beyond, touching the lives of those she met. Her commitment to excellence was evident in every aspect of her work, whether ensuring top-notch equipment or enhancing the overall experience for patrons.
Jen Roten posted on Facebook,
“This has been some of the worst 36 hours of my life! My Little Brother lost his BEST FRIEND, LIFE PARTNER, SOULMATE AND QUEEN! Death is never easy but when it’s sudden it’s somehow more devastating! My heart is broken for Little, their kids and grandbabies and all of her family!! She was my sister that I never got to have!!! I LOVE YOU Kiev Watterson and I’m proud to call you my sister!!! While Kiev lost her life, her newest Granddaughter was born! Life is sooooo unfair!!!!”
Known for her genuine care for others, Kiev easily befriended everyone she met, offering unwavering support and nurturing those around her. Her role as a grandmother was filled with love, laughter, and abundant affection, reflecting her nurturing nature.
A GoFundMe page, “In Memory of Kiev Watterson,” set up by the Thomas Group of Ephrata, Pennsylvania, seeks to assist her family with funeral expenses. The outpouring of support has been profound, with donations reaching $4,255 USD toward the $50,000 goal. The community stands united in offering condolences to Kiev’s daughters, five grandchildren, parents, and all surviving family and friends.
Details regarding Kiev Watterson’s obituary and funeral arrangements will be communicated by her family at a later date, allowing friends and well-wishers the opportunity to pay their respects.