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Eva B. Sisson


Eva B. Sisson, formally of Flora, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday, December 9,2016 in Logansport, In.  Eva was born to the late Russell S. and Henrietta Proviance Frye on February 9, 1925 in Carroll County, Indiana. Eva married Franklin Keith “FK” Sisson on December 21, 1945 in Indiana and he proceeded her in death on September 27, 1987.  Eva and Keith opened Sisson Jewelry Store in Flora in the mid 1940’s and operate the business together until 1974 when Scott, their son, joined the business and the name was changed to Sisson and Son Jewelry.  Scott has continued the family business serving the Flora community.

For several years, Eva had her own beauty shop working out of her home as well as working at The Brethren Home in Flora.  Eva also worked at the Jewelry Store and was often seen engraving jewelry.  Eva and Keith loved to travel and were  avid campers. They were members of Airstream camping group. They were proud to have traveled to all 50 states.  One thing Eva was most proud of was earning her private pilot license and having Keith as her instructor. The flying tradition continues with her two grandsons Jason and Adam both are now Airline Pilots.  Eva attended Camden High School and graduated from Wright’s Beauty College.  She was a 50 year plus member of the Flora First Christian Church where she served as president of the Christian Women’s Fellowship. She was a member of Flying Farmer’s and was honored to serve a year as Queen. She was also a Girl Scout Leader.  Eva will be remembered fondly as a Christian, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Friend.

Eva is survived by a son and daughter-in law: Scott and Michelle Sisson of Flora.  Daughter and son-in-law Deb and Tom Weirick of Monticello.  One sister: Joan Weimer of Logansport.  Six grandchildren: Jason, Ashley, Amy, Adam, Kelly and Taryn.  Ten great-grandchildren: Ally, Emme, Jonah, Malia, Ethan, Natalee, Hunter, Molly, Casey and Cory.  Proceeded in death by her parents, husband, one granddaughter: Allison Ruth Weirick, a daughter-in law Jennifer McDowell Sisson and five brothers and four sisters.

Eva’s family invite friends to celebrate her life Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from 4-6pm, with the service at 6pm at Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel, 204 South Center Street, Flora, In. 46929.  Burial will be private Wednesday at Maple Lawn Cemetery.  Family is asking the memorial in Eva’s name to be given to Flora First Christian Church or to charity of choice. 


Condolences for the family 05

  • Janet & Carl Breedlove

    December 11, 2016 1:07 pm ·

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers extended to the family.

  • Janet Strain Carter

    December 11, 2016 2:27 pm ·

    Dear Deb, Scott, and families,
    I was sorry to hear of your mother’s recent passing. I lost my mother in 2013 so I have a feel for what you are going through. I remember your mom as a fun loving and gentle person. I wish I could come but we do not drive when it gets dark these days. I see you are both blessed with grandchildren, how wonderful. Prayers to your family. Janet

  • Marilyn Sisson Strong

    December 11, 2016 5:28 pm ·

    Dear Deb, Scott and Families,
    So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. We are never ready to loose a parent. I know Keith was waiting at Heaven’s Gate for your Mom. How wonderful it must be to spend Christmas with Jesus And I am sure all the Frye’s and Sisson’s were waiting to welcome your Mom also. What a celebration that will be. Keeping you and your Family in my prayers.
    Marilyn Sisson Strong .

  • Joquietta Campbell Andrews

    December 11, 2016 7:28 pm ·

    Dear Deb, Scott and extended family,
    You are in my prayers as you travel this journey of loss of your mother. She has many who were there with Jesus to greet her with open arms. What a blessing to have that promise.
    Love to you all.

  • Ruth Craig Kendall

    December 12, 2016 8:18 am ·

    Thinking of you Deb with memories of both of your parents.
    I remember your Mom from Sunday school and always admired her beautiful long nails.
    Both of your parents meant so much to my own parents through their years in Flora and my oldest sister only let one jewler clean her wedding rings when ever she came home to visit (Your Dad.)
    How blessed you and your family are to have had such good parents to go with your own many memories.
    Prayers to you and your family Deb,


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