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Izetta Inza Lasley Sennett, age 92, a former resident of the Waynetown community, died at 12:50 a.m. Friday, May 8, 2015, in Bickford Cottage, Crawfordsville. She had been in failing health the past few years.. Izetta was born in Perrysville, Oct. 30, 1922, daughter of the Guy and Lola Hines Lasley. She was married to Merle R. Sennett in Hillsboro on April 11, 1941, and he preceded her in death on April 13, 2010.. Izetta was a 1940 graduate of Hillsboro High School. She and her husband retired from farming in the Waynetown community. As a farm wife, she was a strong-willed, hard-working woman, busy raising a family as well as tending the garden, chickens, pasteurizing milk, making clothes and keeping ‘life in line’ as Merle was farming. She was a woman of strong faith and a member of the Waynetown United Methodist Church. She and Merle were members of the Elks Club, where they enjoyed dancing. Izetta also enjoyed playing cards, crafts and sewing.. She was incredibly proud of her four children, who were the first in the family to attend and graduate college. She was equally proud of her 10 grandchildren, who also attended college.. Surviving are a son, Clark (wife Nancy) Sennett, of Waynetown; two daughters, Carolyn (husband Darrell) Elijah, of The Villages, Florida, and Mary (husband Jeff) Mason, of Zionsville; a son-in-law, H. Rodney Holmes, of Homewood, Illinois; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; daughter, Charlene Sennett; brother, James Lasley; and sister, Lenore Tuggle.. Her family will receive guests from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, May 11, at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Pastors John Booth and Dorman Winger officiating. Burial will follow in Waynetown Masonic Cemetery.. Memorial contributions may be directed to Waynetown United Methodist Church or Montgomery County Community Foundation.. To leave a condolence or share a memory visit www.familyandfriendsfh.com.
Published on  May 8, 2015
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