Velma J. Sutton
Thursday, 01 February 2018 00:00

April 11, 1931 to February 1, 2018

FRANCESVILLE - Velma Jean Sutton, 86, of Francesville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 1, at her home.

She was born April 11, 1931 in Wolcott, to the late Harold and Ethel Crosby Hoppe. She  graduated from Wolcott High School in 1949. On March 10, 1950 in Wolcott, she married Calvin James Sutton. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include: 
Charmi (Danny) Bishop, Francesville, Daughter 
Daniel (Cindy) Sutton, Francesville, Son 
Beth (Chris) Cummins, Francesville, Daughter 
Alan (Lori) Sutton, Francesville, Son 
11 Grandchildren 
17 Great Grandchildren 
Mary Mann, Elkhart, Sister 
Several Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in death by: 
Branden Conley, Great Grandson 
Doris Garber, Sister 
Paul Hoppe, Brother 
Janet Blanchette, Sister

In 1973, Mrs. Sutton and her husband moved to Francesville. Together they ran a bakery, Sutton Sweet Shop, where they served breakfast and lunch. She was known for her donuts and specialty cakes. She enjoyed writing poetry. Over the years she held many jobs including working as a telephone operator, factory laborer, and custodian at West Central Schools and as a caretaker for the Francesville Town Park. Most of all, she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was always supportive of her family and her community. Mrs. Sutton was a former member of the Francesville American Legion Auxiliary and a former den mother. She was a kind and caring person, a defender of the underdog and always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. She will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved her.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 4, at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel, Francesville. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 5, at the funeral home with Pastor James Ketchen officiating. Burial will be at Roseland Cemetery, Francesville.

Memorial donations may be made to The Uptown Project of Francesville.