Jefferson City News-Tribune, August 20, 2007,
Fulton, Callaway, Missouri

Mr. E. Vance Sitton, age 95 years, of Holts Summit, Mo. and a former resident of Tebbetts, Mo., died Saturday, August 18, 2007, at Capital Region Medical Center.

He was born August 17, 1912, at Tebbetts, Mo., the son of Charles Raymond and Lucy Bell Sitton.

He was married December 1, 1950, at Mokane, Mo., to Opal Beatty Keely, who preceded him in death on November 1, 1999.

Mr. Sitton had attended the schools at Tebbetts, Mo. and was a member of the Tebbetts United Methodist Church, Tebbetts, Mo. He was a charter and lifelong member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge #596 of Tebbetts, Mo. for 72 years, a charter and lifelong member of the Princess Rebekah Lodge #813 of Tebbetts, Mo. for 69 years, a member of the Kingdom Telephone Board, the Callaway County Levy Board and had been active with the Tebbetts Community Building Center. Mr. Sitton had been a farmer during his lifetime and had also been employed at Fulton State Hospital, and with the Sitton Trucking Company.

Survivors include two sons, Harold Keely and his wife, Anita, of Centralia, Mo. and Jerry Keely and his wife, Eleanor of Jefferson City, Mo.; four grandchildren, Stan Keely and his wife, Debra, Kathy Keely Alvarez and her husband, Richard, Cynthia Reams and her husband, Larry, and Kevin Keely and his wife, Vicky; 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Raymond Sitton; and one sister, Clarice Maxine Sitton.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 21, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. at the Buescher Memorial Home with the Rev. Anselm Williams officiating. Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery, Tebbetts, Mo. Visitation will be at the Buescher Memorial Home, Tuesday, from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. with the I.O.O.F. Lodge Memorial Service to be held just prior to the funeral service. Memorials are suggested to the Tebbetts Community Building Fund. Arrangements are under the direction of the Buescher Memorial Home.

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