Obituary for Mrs. Mary Esther Sisson

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Mrs. Mary Esther Sisson

April 19, 1936 - January 22, 2018

Mary Esther (Smith) Sisson, age 81, passed away peacefully on Monday afternoon, January 22, 2018 at her home in Martinsville.

She was born April 19, 1936 in Indianapolis, to her parents, the late Leonard and Emma (Crane) Smith. Mary was a 1955 graduate of Morgantown High School. She married Charles W. “Charley” Sisson on June 17, 1954 in Martinsville.  He lovingly survives after 63 years of marriage.

Mary is also survived by her children, Dr. Annette (Dr. Jimmy Davis) Sisson of Brentwood, TN, Katrina Sisson of Greenwood, Thomas Sisson of Indianapolis and Darrell Sisson of Whiteland; brothers, James Smith of Greenwood and Daniel (Cindy) Smith of Southport; grandchildren, Paul and Evan “Evie” Marie Davis of Brentwood, TN and Carson Brock of Tallahassee, FL; 7 nieces and 12 nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Rosalie Hilliard, Paul Smith, Joseph Smith, Colleen Barnett, and Jerimiah Smith.

Mary was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. She was a 10 year member of the Pleasant Grove Christian Church in Martinsville where she enjoyed singing in the choir. Mary also enjoyed traveling, oil painting, sewing and quilting. She was an avid fiction reader as well as a short story writer. Her writings typically involved stories of her family members. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

The Rev. David Vaughn will conduct a funeral service at noon on Friday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Nast Chapel Cemetery in Martinsville.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Sisson family at Information:  (812) 597-4670


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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, January 26, 2018

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Service Information

Date: Friday, January 26, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Born: April 19, 1936
Died: January 22, 2018

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Joyce Merriman Schooley posted on 1/26/18

Charlie and family: She was a very special person who will be missed. She was a role model to everyone who knew her. A spiritual person who relied on faith during challenging times. She had a positive influence on my life.


Joyce Merriman Schooley posted on 1/26/18

She was a great lady who stayed true to herself her entire life. She was a role model to those who knew her. Her family was her number one prority. Her faith lead her through challenging times. She will be greatly missed.


Barbara L Dunn-Stear posted on 1/25/18

My dear friend and euchre buddy. Never heard the term "dirty rotten ratzencrats til I played cards with Mary. We had such good times, delicious food and fellowship. I will treasure the memories.


Deborah (Morton) Doty posted on 1/25/18

I am so sorry for your loss Annette. I went to school with you at CG and I was a 1975 graduate. Prayers go out to you and your whole family. May God bless you ?


Lana Simons posted on 1/25/18

Mary was my inspiration at Pleasant Grove Christian Church. A wonderful, caring person so special. I will miss her deeply. Mary had presented me with a rainbow painting about a year ago and it is in my living room to treasure. I know Mary is resting with Angels, and will always be in our hearts.


Patty Dewaelsche and Carrie Craig posted on 1/25/18

My mom and I will always treasure the friendship and the neighborly conversations, even though this was years ago when Mary and her family lived in Greenwood. She was a kind soul.


Sarah & Hurley Davis posted on 1/25/18

Charley and family- Thinking of all of you and praying for you. Mary and you and family was our great neighbors for many years on Mullinix Road. Mary was a wonderful person and neighbor. We had many great times and memories together. She will be greatly missed. Mary was a great Mother and Friend. Sarah and Hurley Davis and family


Jennifer Reed posted on 1/24/18

A special neighbor that we all loved!


Jennifer Reed posted on 1/24/18

Charley and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this time...Mary was such a special lady. Turner and Shirley Ridge Jeff and Jennifer Reed Chris and Kathie Ridge


Lester and Brenda Sisson posted on 1/24/18

Charley and family. We were sadden to hear of Mary Esther's passing. Such a nice lady, and talented person. She will be missed by all who knew her.