Elma Lurline Sortor, 87, of Whitestown, died Monday, Oct. 15, at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis.
Elma was born July 30, 1925, in rural Boone County where she was reared and educated. She married Donald M. Sortor Sr., he preceded her in death. Elma worked in concessions for the Whitestown Auction and cleaned homes in the Zionsville area for many years before going to work as a Deli Clerk for Marsh Supermarket for more than 12 years.
Elma enjoyed baking, cooking, quilting, playing cards, especially euchre, and spending time with her family and friends. Her memberships included Whitestown United Methodist Church for more than 65 years, Boone County Home Economics Club, Worth Township Fire Department Auxiliary American Legion Post 410 Auxiliary, United Methodist women, and the Order of the Eastern Star-Zionsville Chapter.
She is survived by grandchildren Samuel (Charles “Grant” Rummel) Sortor of Whitestown, Emily L. Sortor of Anderson and Alecia (Anthony) Spencer of Whitestown; great-grandchildren Daniel C. Creech, Sean C. Creech, Donovan Sharp, Julianna Sharp, Emily Spencer and Craig Spencer; great-great grandchildren Tanner Creech and Graison Creech; sister Faye Owens and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Isaac and Mertie (Shirley) Wilson; son Donald M. Sortor, Jr.; daughter-in-law Bevel Sue Sortor; great-grandson Michael Ryan Creech and brothers Lester Wilson, Chester Wilson and Emery Wilson.
Family and friends will gather on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon.
Funeral service will be on Friday, Oct. 19, at 11 a.m. in the Whitestown United Methodist Church, 206 S. Main Street, Whitestown. Elma will be laid to rest in the Lincoln Memory Gardens in Whitestown. You are invited to visit the website www.strawmyerdrury.com where you may sign her online register or leave a personal message. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the Whitestown United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 154, Whitestown, IN 46075.
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