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300 South Morton Street ( U.S. 31)
Franklin, IN 46131
Phone: 317-738-0202
Fax: 317-736-0210
Sue Ison

Sue F. Ison

Sunday, June 12th, 1938 - Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
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Sue F. Ison, 80, of Franklin, IN passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Otterbein Franklin Seniorlife Community. She was born June 12, 1938 in Letcher, Kentucky to Manus and Mary (Watts) Ison. She married James E. Ison on September 22, 1961 in Clintwood, Virginia, he preceded her in death on April 30, 2008.

She was a graduate of Stuart Robinson High School in Letcher County, Kentucky, the University of Pikeville, and received her Master’s in Education from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. She had been a Language Arts teacher at Northside Junior High School in Columbus, IN for 35 years retiring in 1993. She was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Hallie, Kentucky joining at the age of 14. She was a member of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association.

Survivors include her daughter Patricia A. Foreman (Bruce W.) of Franklin, IN; two grandchildren Matthew Foreman of Chicago, IL, and Mary Elizabeth Foreman of Franklin, IN, a sister Margie Sexton (Roy) of Indianapolis, IN, a brother David Ison of North Vernon, IN; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers Robert Ison and Manus Ison Jr.; and sisters Martha Lee Ison and Mary Lou Blair.

The Reverend David Mark Owens will conduct a celebration of life service on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 1PM at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin, IN, where there will be a time of gathering from 12 Noon Sunday till service time. Inurnment will take place in Dupont Cemetery in Dupont, IN. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Dolly Parton Imagination Library, in care of the Dollywood Foundation, 111 Dollywood Lane, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863 or at Online condolences may be sent to the family at Information at 317-738-0202.  
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 24th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Sunday, February 24th, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Swartz Family Community Mortuary And Memorial Center
    300 S. Morton Street (U.S.31)
    FRANKLIN, IN 46131
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  • Service

    Sunday, February 24th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Sunday, February 24th, 2019 1:00pm
    Swartz Family Community Mortuary And Memorial Center
    300 S. Morton Street (U.S.31))
    FRANKLIN, IN 46131
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Chaplain David Mark Owens
  • Interment

    Dupont Cemetery
    10210 IN-7
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Carra Lian

Posted at 08:48pm
Trich, I am thinking about you. I know you and your beautiful mom were very close. So sorry.

Diane Doup

Posted at 09:31am
I was fortunate to be a student of Mrs. Ison at Northside. She was not only a wonderful teacher but also a caring person. She made class fun and we loved being around her. All of these years later and some of us still fondly talk about her classes. Remembering you all in prayer.

Sharon Swingly

Posted at 08:05am
I am so sad to hear of Sue's passing. She was a wonderful neighbor. I still think of the house next to me as Sue's! I am so sorry for your loss. Sharon Swingly

Barbara and Brenda Wilkerson

Posted at 08:00am
We are so sorry to hear of Sue's passing. She and your dad were such nice people. We still miss her presence in the neighborhood and will always remember her kindness and caring spirit. You are in our thoughts.

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