Blanche M. Sitzer
December 23, 1927 - October 13, 2010
Blanche M. Sitzer
Blanche M. Sitzer, 82, of Weiner, passed from this life on Wednesday October 13, 2010 at her home. She was born December 23, 1927 in Weiner to Beach and Bernedean Bodell Smith. Blanche was a homemaker and a charter member of the Weiner United Methodist Church, where she served as president of the United Methodist Women’s Group for 50 years. She was one of the original founders of the Arkansas Rice Festival and an active promoter of the rice industry. She was also very active in the Girl Scouts. Blanche graduated from Weiner High School in 1947.
Blanche was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin J. Sitzer; her parents; two brothers, B.T. and Berl Smith; and a caregiver, Brenda Poskey.
Survivors include a son, Eddie Sitzer and his wife Penny; a daughter, Tisha Westerman and her husband Reed, all of Weiner; six grandchildren, Colt Sitzer, Krista Westerman, Kylee Westerman, Kurt Westerman, Stephen McCullar and his wife Crystal, and Courtney Smith; two great grandchildren, Faith McCullar and Addison McCullar; and her special caregivers, Willie Greeno and Janice Lynn.
Visitation will be 5-8 pm Friday at the Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home in Weiner.
Services will be 10:00 am Saturday at the Weiner United Methodist Church with Dan Walker officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will include Tommy Bryant Jr., Tony Sullins, Allen Soden, Tommy Bowden, Roger Bradley and Tommy Bradley. Honorary pallbearers will include the John Ivy family, members of the Weiner United Methodist Church and the Weiner Volunteer Fire Department.
Lasting memorials can be made to the Weiner Fire Department or to the Weiner United Methodist Church.