ESSEX - Clarence H. Sitz, 97, died Sept. 24, 2005, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter.
Born Nov. 1, 1907, in Essex, son of the late James and Grace Land Sitz, he had lived in Michigan from 1926 until 1955 when he returned to Essex where he farmed for many years.
On Jan. 23, 1932, he married Delphia "Dorothy" L. Sawyer who preceded him in death on Sept. 14, 2000.
He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Debra Lynn Sitz, on Feb. 11, 1992; one son, Kenneth Sitz, on April 18, 2003; and six brothers, Bert Sitz, Lorance Sitz, Orval Sitz, DeWayne Sitz, Ernest Sitz and Eugene Sitz.
Survivors include: one daughter, Nancy Wood of Dexter; two sisters, Irene Hooks of Poplar Bluff and Ilene Warren of Birmingham, Mich.; three grandchildren, Steve Wood of Bloomfield, David Wood of Dexter and Justin Colby Brandon of Sikeston; and four great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.
Visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter where services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Doyle Corlew of Dexter officiating.
Burial will follow in the Essex Cemetery.