Mary Ann Whitsitt, 84, Huntingburg

Mary Ann Whitsitt, 84, of Huntingburg, died Saturday, May 25, at her home. She was born in Duff July 29, 1934, to Hugo E. and Clarissa (Bretz) Songer. She married Gilbert D. Whitsitt September 6, 1952. He died October 10, 2001.

Mary Ann was a 1952 graduate of Huntingburg High School. She farmed with her husband Gilbert all their married life. She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ in Huntingburg, where she taught Sunday school for 50 years and served on the church board and various committees. She was sexton and board member of the Mayo Cemetery Association, and served as secretary on the Dubois County Farm Bureau, Inc. board of directors. She loved farming, fishing, gardening, bowling, playing cards, singing with family, and watching sports on television. She was happiest when surrounded by family, especially her grandkids.

She is survived by two daughters, Deborah Binford and husband Thom, Lancaster, Kentucky, and Pamela Whitsitt Watanabe and husband Keith, Long Beach, California; one son, Dennis Wayne (Jane) Whitsitt and wife Jane, Huntingburg; one brother, Hugo “Chad” Songer and wife Mae Chinn-Songer, Huntingburg; two sisters, Judith Martindale and husband Tom and Carol Kieffner and husband Larry, all of Huntingburg; eight grandchildren, Elizabeth, Evan (Bridgette), Ellie, Erick, Claire, Jake (Rachel), Katie (Blake), and Lynnette; and two great-grandchildren, Mia and Gabriel.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one brother, James Songer, and three sisters, Katherine Astrike, Janice Garrett, and three year old Betty Jean Songer.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg and from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Salem Church. In lieu of flowers or gifts memorial contributions can be made to Salem Church or the Mayo Cemetery Association. Online condolences can be shared at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church with burial following in Mayo Cemetery near Duff. Pastor Mark McDaniel will officiate at the service.

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