She was born July 12, 1943, in Huntsville, Ala., a daughter of Walter and C. Ethel (Allen) Sledge. As a young girl, her family moved to Indiana. She attended school in Ligonier.
She lived in North Manchester for 35 years, working at Peabody Seating for nine years, Warners and later Heckman Bindrey for five years. She then moved to Columbia City and retired from Dollar General with five years of service. Her church membership was with Oak Grove Church of God.
Surviving relatives include her husband: Paul; a daughter: Lisa Sledge; four grandchildren: Jon; Allie; Brandi; and Brittney; five great-grandchildren; and two brothers: Doug (Barb) Sledge; and Lee Sledge. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son: Terry S. Sledge; two sisters: Francis and Beatrice; and two uncles.
There will be no public visitation or service.
Preferred memorials are to Oak Grove Church of God or American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are entrusted to Smith and Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City.