Obituary for Emma Edith (Sisson) Butler

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Emma Edith (Sisson) Butler

December 26, 1929 - March 16, 2015

Emma Edith (Sisson) Butler, age 85 passed away Monday afternoon, March 16, 2015 at the Franklin United Methodist Community. She was a resident of Franklin and a former resident of Brown County.

Emma was born in Brown County on December 26, 1929, to her parents, the late Virgil and Nellie (Chittwood) Sisson. She was a 1948 graduate of Helmsburg High School and retired in 1994 from Preston Safeway Supermarket in Indianapolis after 35 years of service.

Emma enjoyed trying her luck at the Casino, was an avid reader and enjoyed working crossword puzzles. She also enjoyed crocheting, knitting, scrapbooking and spending time with her family.

Emma is survived by her loving children: John (Ann) Butler of Southport, NC, Charles Butler of Franklin, Ronald (Nancy) Butler of Shelbyville and James Butler of Mustang, OK. She will be remembered by her siblings: Marjorie Collett of Brunswick, GA, Mary Frownfelter of Buchanan, TN, Helen Underwood of Martinsville, Marolyn Kirts of Columbus, Becky Scrougham, Chelsea, Lloyd and Lester Sisson all of Brown County, Robert Sisson of Clifford and Thurl Sisson of Martinsville; nine grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

Emma was preceded in death by her parents and siblings: Alvin and Harry Sisson, Catherine Sisson, Phyllis O'Quinn, Virginia Mathis, Carolyn Mathis and an infant sister, Thelma Jean Sisson.

The Rev. Burt Brock will conduct a funeral service on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Brown County.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Butler family can be made at

Information: 812-597-4670


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Born: December 26, 1929
Died: March 16, 2015

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Debbie Sisson posted on 1/1/00

My thoughts and prayers are with Aunt Emma's family. Have fond Memories sitting in Mammaw's kitchen with Aunt Emma. Love - Debbie -(Alvin's youngest daughter).