Donna Jean Sutherland, 61, of Brazil, passed away July 11, 2006, at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute following a brief illness.
She was born in Clay County, Oct.12, 1944, to John Bemis and Ollie Lanham Bemis. Donna married Ralph Sutherland Jr. on July 29 1961. She was previously employed at Columbia Records in Terre Haute and most recently at Sutherland and Sons in Brazil where she was the secretary. Donna loved playing bingo with her niece Debbie Cox, working in her yard and being at the lake with family and friends . She was also a beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Christina Lynn Sutherland; two sisters, Katie Head and Bertha Buffington; a brother, Bobby Bemis; one nephew, Steve Kirk; and one great-niece, Melanie Bemis.
She is survived by her husband; sons, Preston Sutherland and wife, Jeri, John Sutherland, Carl Sutherland and wife, Susan, and Jason Sutherland; grandchildren, Craig Sutherland, Tyler Sutherland, Cabeb Sutherland, Grace Sutherland, Wyatt Sutherland, Carter Sutherland and Kyle Sutherland; five sisters, Opal Grigsby, Wilma Holt, Margaret Jenkins and husband Jack, Agnes Kirk and Phyliss Joan Edwards and husband, Robert; two brothers Jack Bemis and wife, Mary, and Otie Bemis and wife, Linda, as well as a large extended family. She will be greatly missed by all.
Services for Mrs. Sutherland will be at French Funeral Home at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 15, 2006, with Brother James McMahoon officiating.
Burial will follow at Bee Ridge Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday from 2 p.m. until time of services.
Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.