Altha Jane (Allread) Sullenbarger, 79 of New Paris, Ohio passed away on Monday September 21, 2020 at 9:01 AM at State of The Heart Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. She was born March 12, 1941 in Preble County, Ohio the daughter of the late Norman & Sarah Verona Allread. She worked at K Mart in Eaton Ohio.
She was a member of Jan Hagara Collectors Club; and the Mid-Ohio Collectors Club; She loved the library and reading with mysteries being her favorite thing to read; she loved to compete and won several blue ribbons at the Great Darke County Fair in the candy display and baking categories; she enjoyed taking care of her flowers at her home and loved her peach roses; she was active at the Preble County Senior Center; she loved to shop and always kept up on the current fashions; she loved to dress up for Halloween; she cared for her family and friends and put them before herself and sent them cards and notes letting them know she cares; she loved to bake for the Hueston Woods family trip and holidays making great pies; she enjoyed attending the melodrama plays at Annie Oakley Days.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Vernon “Dale” Sullenbarger Sr. on January 6, 2019 whom she married on August 6, 1960; and her brother: Stephen Allread.
She is survived by her children to whom she was a good mother: Suzy (Rick) Orbik of Richmond, Teresa Sullenbarger of Kettering, & Dale Sullenbarger Jr. of Union City, Ohio; her grandchildren: Jessica Anderson, Courtney (James) Hernandez, Zak Anderson, & Drew Sullenbarger; great grandchildren: Jackson, Thatcher, & River Thompson, Junie Gross, Abraham & Theodore Hernandez; her sister: Anna Allread of Greenville; her sister in law: Sharon Allread of Georgia; numerous nieces, & nephews and numerous lifelong friends that she continued to keep in touch with.
Services will be held on Friday September 25, 2020 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Chaplain Jacque Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmound Cemetery, New Madison, Ohio. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Thursday September 24, 2020 and 1 hour prior to the services on Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care.
Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.