M. Emeline Bitting: 1916 – 2012

M. Emeline Bitting, 96, a resident of Albion and widow of Ford Z  Bitting, passed away at 1:45 p. m. on Monday, December 10, 2012 at North Ridge Village Nursing Home in Albion following an extended illness.

Mrs. Bitting was born in Noble County on November 24, 1916.  She was raised by John and Gertrude (Grawcock) Thorn, attended the Etna School, and graduated from Wolf Lake High School.

On August 15, 1936 she was married in Columbia City to Ford Z  Bitting.  He preceded her in death on September 19, 1981.

The surviving relatives include three children Clifford J. (Charla) Bitting of Albion, Mary Castle of Erie, Penn., and Barbara Lockett of Clearwater, Ks; four grandchildren Kelly (Matt) Elias of Albion, Brandon (Jane) Bitting of Albion, Jeremy (Janet) Lockett of Wamego, Ks., and Michael (Angie) Geradot of New Haven; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers Raymond Beezley and Tom Jackson; two sisters Frances Ridgley and Maradel Garver; and by a daughter Sally Bitting.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p. m. on Thursday, December 13, 2012, at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Rev. George Cecil, pastor of Cornerstone Wesleyan Church, officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home after 11 a. m. on Thursday until the hour of the service.

Interment will be in the Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.

For those who wish, memorials may be directed to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.


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7 Responses to “M. Emeline Bitting: 1916 – 2012”

  1. Greg Says:

    To Emeline’s Family ~ Jeanine and I want to take a personal moment to express to all of you our sincere sympathy on your loss. Not many of us are fortunate enough to have our mothers and grandmothers for as long as you were privilege to have Emeline. Please rest in the knowledge that our staff will be here for you now. . .and in the days ahead.

    With every good wish,
    Greg & Jeanine Childs and Staff

  2. Brad and Juni Krontz Says:

    Cliff and Family,

    We pray for all family and friends in your time of need.

    O Lord, grant those who have died the joy of Your Presence, and those who are living the happiness of knowing this.

  3. Jo and Denny Carland Says:

    Barbara and Cliff,

    Denny and I want to express our sympathies for the loss of your mother. I wish we could make it up to the service but are unable to do so. Will always remember you coming to Whitestown for Frank’s memorial service. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jo and Denny Carland

  4. Marcia and Steve Provines Says:

    I’m sorry that I won’t be able to make it to the funeral. My prayers are with you. Emiline was a great lady. When growing up, I remember going to Sally’s house to play and Emiline always made me feel welcome and comfortable. Until recently, I hadn’t thought about the influence our friends’ moms had on us. I feel fortunate to have known Emiline.

  5. Jack and Mary Hostetler Says:

    Dear Bitting Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your mother and grandmother’s passing. Emeline lived a full life and I am very blessed to have known her as “another mother”. Growing up all of us shared everyone’s mother. Her worldly struggles are over and she is at peace now. May you all take comfort knowing that. I will not be able to attend the funeral but will keep all of you in my prayers. Love, Mary Carson Hostetler

  6. Nancy & Don Culbertson Says:

    We are so sorry to hear about your mother; our hearts go out to all of you. As my sister, Jo, said, we so appreciated your support when Frank died. Our daughter is coming to visit from Chicago, so we won’t be able to attend your mother’s funeral. Please know that you will all be in our thoughts and our prayers.

    Nancy and Don Culbertson

  7. Evelyn Ridgley Says:

    I am very sorry to hear of Emiline’s passing. I am so glad that I was able to visit with her when I was there for Thanksgiving. She was a very special lady and will be greatly missed. All of the family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Evelyn Ridgley

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