Farming Rural 07


Mary (Geiger) Sutton

August 22, 1929 ~ September 3, 2019 (age 90)

Mary E Sutton, 90, of Huntertown, passed away on September 3, 2019, at her home.

Born in Whitley County, on August 22, 1929, to the late Clifton and Irene (Krider) Geiger. She spent her formative years in Collins.

Mary married Herbert Sutton in Churubusco, on March 20, 1948. He preceded her in death on June 27, 2011, after 63 years of marriage.

She worked side by side with her husband on their farm and operated a school bus for Garrett-Keyser Butler Schools for 25 years.

Mary was a wonderful wife and mother. She was devoted to her family. She was a strong supporter of the DeKalb County 4-H and the DeKalb County Horseman. She also loved to square dance and play cards. Mary had many friends, including the "Collins Connection", which consisted of girls she had attended kindergarten with. They remained close for a lifetime.

Mary is survived by a son, Dennis (Suzanne) Sutton; two daughters, Vickie (Richard) Nodine and Nancy (Mike) Chittenden; a son-in-law, Marion Tarlton Jr.; a brother, Charles Geiger; two sisters, Helen Blanchard and Shirley Rugg; eleven grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; her companion dog, Penny.

In addition to her parents and husband she is preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Tarlton; a grandson, Matthew Sutton; two brothers, Dale Geiger and Guy Geiger.

Services will take place at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at 10:00 AM, with calling one hour prior to the service.

Family will receive friends on Friday, September 6, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Burial taking place at Cedar Creek Cemetery, Garrett.

In Lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Dekalb Co. Horseman Association, Heartland Hospice and Dekalb Co. 4H.

Online note to the family at

Donations may be made to:

Dekalb Co. Horseman's Association
PO Box 16, Auburn IN 46706
Tel: 1-260-343-8798

Dekalb Co. 4-H
Suite 300 215 E. 9th Street, Auburn IN 46706
Tel: 1-260-925-2562

Heartland Hospice
1315 Directors Row, #210, Fort Wayne IN 46808
Tel: 1-260-484-6810

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