Chelsea S. Sisson, age 88, passed away peacefully on Saturday evening, February 20, 2016 at his home in Brown County.
He was born on November 24, 1927 in Johnson County to the late Virgil and Nellie (Chitwood) Sisson. Chelsea attended school in Brown County and went on to marry Rosemary Bay on April 13, 1950 in Switz City. She preceded him in death on June 9, 2001 after 51 devoted years of marriage.
He was retired from Helmsburg Hardware after 35 years of services as an appliance technician and small engine mechanic. Chelsea was a member of the Brown County Antique Machinery Association and the Brown County Historical Society. He was a volunteer with Brown County 4-H Club and was a strong supporter of Old Settlers Days in Brown County. Chelsea enjoyed storytelling, fishing and traveling to Kentucky to ride four wheelers with family and friends.
He is survived by his loving children: Betty Marie (John) Whitehorn, David Allen (Terri) Sisson and Wilma Jean (Larry) Allender all of Brown County; siblings: Marjorie Collett of Brunswick, GA, Mary Frownfelter of Buchanan, TN, Helen Underwood of Martinsville, Marolyn Kirts of Columbus, Becky Scrougham, Lloyd and Lester Sisson all of Brown County, Robert Sisson of Clifford and Thurl Sisson of Martinsville; grandchildren: Amanda (Robert) Chittum, Tracy (Thomas) Carter, Benjamin (Amanda) Sisson, Hannah (Travis) Dinsmore, Chelsea (Shannon) Whitehorn, Abigail Whitehorn, Anita Whitehorn, Steven (Mariah) Allender, Clifton Allender and Rose (James) Ashmore; 16 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by siblings: Alvin and Harry Sisson, Catherine Sisson, Phyllis O’Quinn, Virginia Mathis, Carolyn Mathis, Emma Butler and an infant sister, Thelma Jean Sisson; and a great grandson, Ethan Michael Allender.
The Revs. Lee Snider and Mary Jensen will conduct a funeral service at 11 am on Wednesday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 pm on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Myers Cemetery in Brown County.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Chelsea to the Unity Baptist Church “Memorial Fund”, 7358 Spearsville Road, Morgantown, IN 46160 or Belmont Pentecostal Chapel, 5579 Lower Schooner Road, Nashville, IN 47448 or Brown County TRIAD, PO Box 95, Nashville, IN 47448.
Condolences may be sent to the Sisson family at www.meredith-clark.com . Info. 812-597-4670.