Fleta P. Kistler, 97, Loogootee

Fleta Pearl Kistler, 97, of Loogootee, died at 12:14 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008, at Vandalia Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Vandalia.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at First Baptist Church in Vandalia, with the Rev. Robert Weaver officiating. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia. Visitation will be held from noon until time of services on Saturday at the church. Hohlt & File Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: First Baptist Church in Vandalia, Brown Cemetery or donor’s choice.

Mrs. Kistler was born on July 16, 1911, in Wilberton Township, the daughter of O.L. and Agnes Nance Brown. She married John Kistler on Jan. 18, 1930, in Vandalia; he died on Feb. 21, 1983.

She worked at Evans Hotel and Princess Peggy Dress Factory, both in Vandalia, and was a member of First Baptist Church in Vandalia, the Benjamin Mills Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, Fayette County Bureau PrimeTimers and Dorcas Sunday school class.

She is survived by grandsons, Kent Kistler and his wife Melody of Brownstown, and Keith Kistler and his wife Melissa of Greenville; daughter-in-law, Lorraine Kistler of Vandalia; great-grandchildren, Angela and her husband Christopher Walker, Lexie and her husband Markus Troschinski, Keri and her husband Brian Buscher, Beth Kistler, Sue Ann Kistler, Kurt Lee Kistler and Sara Kistler; great-great-grandchildren, Lilly Pearl Troschinski and Blake Morrison.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Rex Lee Kistler; brothers, Lorenzo, Rollie, John, Albert, Clarence, Floyd and Roy; and sisters, Elsie, Laura, Bessie and Ruth.

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