EDNA C. SUTTON, 87, died Monday, July 25, 2011 in Akron, OH. She was born Edna Charlotte Brand on Sept. 12, 1923 in Franklin Township, Darke County, OH.
She was preceded in death by parents, August and Magdalene (Prasuhn) Brand, husband, Nolon Oneal Sutton, who died December 31, 1990 and sister, Henrietta Louise Brand, who died January 11, 1991.
Edna touched many lives as a teacher in Ansonia, Arcanum, and Franklin-Monroe. She taught English, music, journalism, drama, and private lessons in piano and voice. She was a past member and choir director at Grace Lutheran Church, Greenville and St. John Lutheran Church, Greenville.
Edna graduated from Gettysburg High School in 1942, and in 1949 received her Bachelor of School Music from Capital University, Columbus, OH where she was a student Chapel Choir director and member of the Phi Beta Fraternity.
She is survived by three daughters: Jill Ann Sutton (Greg) Filo of Akron, OH; Lynne Louise (Thomas) Williams of Hainesville, IL; and Jann Marie Sutton (Dean Sahr) of Elkton, MD. She also is survived by five grandchildren, Charlotte Ann Sutton Filo, Elizabeth Louise Gower, Rebecca Joyce Gower, Hannah Marie Lightcap, and Nolon Sutton Lightcap.
A private funeral service will be held for family and friends on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Ronald Shreffler officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens in Darke County. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com