Dr. Rachel Joan (Dishon) Satterfield

March 19, 2022

Dr. Rachel Joan (Dishon) Satterfield 89, former Frankfort resident died March 19, 2022 at Citrus Hospice House, Lecanto, Florida. She was born January 10, 1933 in Delphi Indiana to the late Edward and Sadie (Roark) Dishon. Dr. Rachel Joan Satterfield is preceded in death by her husband of 59 years Dr. James Robert Satterfield on June 21, 2012.  Dr. Rachel Joan Satterfield and Dr. James Robert Satterfield met at Frankfort Pilgrim College and married August 15, 1954.

Dr. Rachel Joan Satterfield received her BA in Education from Indiana Wesleyan University, MA in Education from Western Kentucky University, and EDD from Nova University. She was an educator in Indiana, Kentucky, Oklahoma and retired from Oklahoma Panhandle State University as Director of Test and Measurements. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, loved literacy, learning, and artistry. Her specialty was leading gifted/ learning disabled children and adults to reach their full potential. Dr. Rachel Joan Satterfield received the Indiana Wesleyan University Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award, and sponsors a teachers Scholarship Fund for teacher education students. Dr. Rachel believed in Pilgrim Holiness a Christian wayfarer for a sinless life. Her desire was to seek and understand the Bible, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and lead others to success and eternal life.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Citrus Hospice House, 2939 W. Gulf to Lake Highway, Lecanto, FL  34461 and Indiana Wesleyan University Satterfield Scholarship Fund.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 26, 2022 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Green Lawn Memorial Park, Frankfort.

Survived by:

Son: J. Douglas and Teresa (Montgomery) Satterfield Charlotte, NC, Granddaughter: Amanda D. Bucklin, Great Granddaughter: Zoey Anna Bucklin Weeki Wachee, Florida.

Preceded by:

her parents Edward and Sadie (Roark), husband Dr. James Robert Satterfield, and son David Allen Satterfield.


Leave your Condolences

8 Condolences for “Dr. Rachel Joan (Dishon) Satterfield”

  1. Barrie Creamer March 23, 2022 at 9:47 am

    My condolences for your loss, Doug, Amanda and Zoey. Mamaw sounds like a wonderful person. I’m sure she’ll be missed.

  2. Terry Munday March 23, 2022 at 5:13 pm

    I have called on Rachel and Jim Satterfield for the past several years while I was VP of Advancement at Indiana Wesleyan University. Rachel has been a very special friend and has participated in providing her assistance to our education department as they sought North Central Association accreditation. We are appreciative to the Satterfield’s for their kindness and love of Christ. Rachel and I have corresponded at Christmas and Thanksgiving for the past several years. May God comfort and bless the family at this time. You have my sympathy.
    Terry Munday

  3. Charlotte Brown March 23, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Heartfelt condolences to Doug and family in the passing of his precious Mother, Rachel. She was truly a rare gem, shining brightly for God’s glory. Heaven is richer with her arrival.

  4. Bonita Francois March 23, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family to God be the glory.

  5. Rick Horn March 23, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    Never did meet Rachel but she raised her son, Doug, to be a good friend. So sorry for your loss.

  6. Ward &Thelma Hall March 23, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    Rachel and Jim were special people in our lives. We grew to love them dearly. We know they are both in the presence of God and we will see them again someday. Our prayers are with the family.

  7. Tammy Bennett March 24, 2022 at 1:34 am

    My condolences to the family, Rachel and her husband were a blessing to a lot people.

  8. Kelly James Clark November 2, 2022 at 2:49 pm

    So very sorry to hear of your loss.

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