M. Emeline Bitting

On August 15, 1936 she was married in Columbia City to Ford Z Bitting. He preceded her in death on September 19, 1981.

The surviving relatives include three children, Clifford J. (Charla) Bitting of Albion, Mary Castle of Erie, Penn., and Barbara Lockett of Clearwater, KS; four grandchildren, Kelly (Matt) Elias of Albion, Brandon (Jane) Bitting of Albion, Jeremy (Janet) Lockett of Wamego, KS, and Michael (Angie) Geradot of New Haven; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond Beezley and Tom Jackson; two sisters, Frances Ridgley and Maradel Garver; and by a daughter, Sally Bitting.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 13, 2012, at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Rev. George Cecil, pastor of Cornerstone Wesleyan Church, officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday after 11 a.m. until the hour of the service.

Interment will be in the Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.

For those who wish, memorials may be directed to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.

To leave an online condolence for the family in Mrs. Bitting’s memory, log on to www.sheetsandchilds.net.

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