Nancy S. (Matlock) Sichting, 75, passed away Tuesday evening, Feb. 28, 2017, while wintering in Venice, Florida. She was resident of Franklin and a former longtime resident of Trafalgar.
Nancy was born May 13, 1941, in Trafalgar, to her parents, the late Clarence E. and Gertrude (Shank) Matlock. She was a 1959 graduate of Trafalgar High School and went on to marry Ronald “Joe” Sichting on June 14, 1959, at the Morgantown United Methodist Church.
Nancy is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Joe; children, Mark (Amy) Sichting of Morgantown, Stan (Pam) Sichting of Columbus, Mike (Vicki) Sichting and Stacy (Rick) Parmer, both of Franklin; brother, John (Sarah) Matlock of Trafalgar; grandchildren, Eric (Amber) Sichting, Amber (T.J.) Reguli, Kevin (Michelle) Sichting, Brad (Brooke) Sichting, Brandon Sichting, Chris Overfelt, Sean Sichting, Joe Sichting, Trevor Sichting, Shelby, Tara and R.J. Parmer, all of Franklin; six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Nancy was born at the family homestead in Trafalgar and returned as an adult to raise her family in the same home that has now been in the family for 10 generations.
She retired in 1999 as the secretary to the superintendent of Nineveh-Hensley-Jackson School Corporation after 30 years of service. Nancy was proud to have served as the secretary to all the principals of the Nineveh-Hensley-Jackson School Corporation during her 30 year tenure at the school prior to her retirement.
Nancy was a very active member of several community organizations, such as the Morgantown United Methodist Church since 1959, former member of the Beech Grove Baptist Church in Trafalgar, Associate Member of Bay Indies Covenant Church in Venice, Florida, Morgantown Eastern Star, past member and past Matron of Trafalgar Eastern Star, past member and advisor of rainbows, and a 50-year member of the Morgantown Kappa Kappa Sigma Sorority, where she also served five terms as President.
She was an avid reader and an amateur photographer who enjoyed taking many photos of her family, especially while on vacation. Nancy’s creative spirit has allowed many to enjoy photo albums she created and pictures she painted on fabric. Nancy enjoyed cultivating friendships in her neighborhood and also in her winter home in Venice, Florida. She and her husband were strong supporters of their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren’s activities, often traveling hundreds of miles to watch them compete in various sports and 4-H projects. Nancy was a strong supporter and coordinator of many school field trips, her favorite one being to Apple Works in Trafalgar. One of her fabric creations was presented to Apple Works as an appreciation for opening their business to the school children that she loved.
The Rev. Ann Spahr will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St., Morgantown. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home and from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Tuesday. The Morgantown Kappa Kappa Sigma Sorority will conduct a Memorial service at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Nancy to the Morgantown United Methodist Church, memorial fund, PO Box 226, Morgantown, IN 46160.
Condolences may be made to the Sichting family at meredith-clark.com.