Madonna Sutton, 81

Madonna Marie Sutton, 81, of Timbercrest Retirement Community, North Manchester, died at 8:57 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at Timbercrest Healthcare Center. 

She was born Dec. 19, 1936, in Peru, to Chester and Esther M. (Hight) Irelan.

Madonna was a 1954 graduate of Chili High School. She married William J. Sutton at the Paw Paw United Methodist Church in Miami County, on March 17, 1957; he died May 25, 2013.  She worked for Eaton Controls 32 years, and was a supervisor the last 18 years of her employment. She was a member of the Paw Paw United Methodist Church and attended the North Manchester Missionary Church. She enjoyed fishing, reading, camping, traveling, basketball, and watching the birds and the fish in the aquarium at Timbercrest. 

She is survived by her sister, Judy D. (Gene) Eckerley of Mishawaka, and several nieces and nephews.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, son, Jerry R. Sutton, two brothers, Donald C. Irelan and Leroy Irelan, and two sisters, Roseanna Irelan and Norma Reece.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, at Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 East Street, North Manchester, with Gene Eckerley officiating.  Burial will be in Paw Paw Cemetery, Miami County.  Friends may call 1-2 p.m. Thursday, at Timbercrest Chapel. 

Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Roann.

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Posted on 2018 Oct 16