Fern Anna Dilts, age 89, of Sedalia, died on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Fair View Nursing Home.
She was born on March 23, 1922 in Ithaca, Michigan daughter of Vernon and Lydia Phelps Gulick. She was married on July 24, 1942 in Ithaca, Michigan to Vern C. Dilts and he preceded her in death on March 11, 1998. Fern graduated from Ithaca High School in Ithaca, Mich. She was head grocery clerk at Giant Supermarket in Alma, Michigan. She moved to Sedalia in 1982. She was a member of Community Of Christ Church where she sang in the choir and also did solos in church. She enjoyed being a seamstress, doing crafts, cooking, baking and making pies for the local restaurants. She loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by two daughters; Tonda Resch and her husband Greg of Sedalia, Katrinka Wiltse and her husband Terry of Sedalia, one brother; Harold Gulick of El Dorado, Arkansas, five grandchildren; Tim Resch of Sedalia, Kendra Allan of Baltimore, Maryland, Tara McConnell of Kansas City, Missouri, Trevor Wiltse of Omaha, Nebraska, Teana Nations of Kansas City, Mo., 12 great grandchildren. She was preceded by two brothers; Lee Gulick and Glen Gulick.
There will be a celebration of her life at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 14 at the Community Of Christ Church at 2000 South Ingram in Sedalia with Pastor Mary Jo Sartin officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Terry Wiltse, Greg Resch, Tim Resch, Trevor Wiltse, Douglas McConnell and Travis Nations.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ewing-Schutte-Semler Funeral Home. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Community Of Christ Church. You may sign the book online at ewingschuttesemlerfh.com