Mildred Sutherlin Sitler

Monday, December 30, 2013

Mary Mildred Sutherlin Sitler, 92, Frankfort, formerly of Knightstown, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013 at Clinton House in Frankfort.

She was born Aug. 5, 1921 in Groveland, the daughter of James Earl and Viola Jo (Timmons) Sutherlin.

Mildred was a graduate of Bainbridge High School and Indiana University, where she met her husband. She taught several years at Kennard and Knightstown elementary schools and was a member of the Avon Club and Tri Kappa.

Mildred was a longtime member of Bethel Presbyterian Church, where she was active in the women's association.

She had lived and traveled throughout the world as a military wife and enjoyed oil painting and gardening. She also enjoyed sharing her love of literature with her grandchildren.

Mildred is survived by six children, Alice Cleveland of Frankfort, David (Lorraine) Sitler of Midlothian, Va., Daniel (Jane) Sitler of Covington, Ohio, Robert (Donna) Sitler of Indianapolis, Joseph (Amanda) Sitler of New Palestine and Christopher (Penny) Sitler of Knightstown; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard (Evelyn) Sutherlin of Acworth, Ga.; a sister, Francis Waddle of Greenwood; and a brother-in-law, William (Mary Ann) Sitler of Knightstown.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Henry Oliver Sitler; daughter Elizabeth Ann Sitler; and eight siblings.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service Knightstown Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Presbyterian Church c/o Darlene Foster 5351 S. Westwood Drive, Knightstown, IN 46148.

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