Iola Sterrett

December 3, 2013

Iola Sterrett 93, Frankfort, IN, died at 7 a.m. December 3, 2013 at St. Vincent Frankfort Hospital. Born October 17, 1920 in Georgetown, IN to the late Otis H. & Mae (Ollis) Roy. She married Robert Sterrett on December 20, 1941 in New Albany and he preceded her in death on May 12, 1985. A 1937 Georgetown High School graduate and moved from Attica to Frankfort in 1965. Mrs. Sterrett was a member of Woodside Christian Church and was involved in Dorcas Women’s Circle. She was a member of the Eastern Star in Attica for over 50 years, Rebekkah’s Lodge, District Cookie Chairman and involved in Girls Scouts for 35 years, member of Golden Glo, a Red Cross Volunteer, Clinton House Health and Rehabilitation Activities Volunteer for 27 years, and a Pink Lady at St. Vincent Hospital for over 20 years. Mrs. Sterrett was an avid card player.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, December 5, 2013 at Goodwin Funeral Home and on Friday from 10-10:30 a.m. with services following at 10:30 . A Rebekkah’s Memorial Service will be 6 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Wolfe Cemetery, Georgetown, Ind. Memorials in honor of Mrs. Sterrett may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Survived by:

2 Sons: Robert (Cathy) Sterrett Jr. of New Albany, IN, James Sterrett of Frankfort, 1 Daughter: Barbara Bedrick of Monticello, IN, 7 Grandchildren, Maria Sterrett, Tim Sterrett, Cindy (Doug Metrish) Bedrick, Cathy (Dave Gullion) Bedrick, Sarah Johnson, Steven (Thaya) Sterrett, Andrew Sterrett and 6 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.


5 Condolences for “Iola Sterrett”

  1. Jenni (Hudgens) Peters December 4, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Steve and Sarah,
    So sorry for your loss. I know how special your grandma was to you. I will forever hold memories of overnights at her house. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Ron & Erilda (Chanadams) Coleman December 4, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Dear Family,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of Iola. She and Mother (Eleanor Coleman Davis), along with other family members would play cards regularly. Yes, they were all “avid” card players. She was a sweetheart and know you will miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Myron (Pete) Pedigo December 7, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Watching that video reminded me of the times I was at your house when we were in Jr. High and interacted with your parents. I remember your dad liking to give me dutch rubs on my head! I also remember that your mother worked with my mom. Good luck in the future.

  4. Karen B. White & family December 7, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Dear Iola and her Family,
    It has been my pleasure to have you as a dear friend, grandmother to my children (Maria and Tim) Paloma and Nikollette.
    For me, the years of wonderful talks and visits we have shared have been touching. Yes, now we feel your Spirit and soft voice. Thank you again, Iola, for a kind heart that warmed our home and the lessons you have taught us throughout the years. With much love.

  5. Paula Miller December 10, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    So sorry for your loss Jim and family
    It was so kind of you to come to My Mothers Calling Peggy Gibson. We were so sorry to read about your Mom as well.
    God Bless
    Paula Gibson Miller

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