Jennie P. Sutton, 83, homemaker, club member

March 04, 2003

Jennie P. Sutton, a homemaker who was active in many organizations, died of complications from a blood infection Thursday at Blakehurst Life Care Community in Towson. She was 83.

She was born and raised Jennie Phyllis Strayer in York, Pa. She moved to Towson in the late 1930s after her marriage to Eugene Clayton Sutton, a real estate broker. He died in 1998.

Mrs. Sutton, who had lived in Knoxville, Tenn., from 1987 until returning to Towson in 2002, had been president of the Wiltondale Woman's Club and was a former member of Ascension Lutheran Church in Towson and soloist in its choir.

She also was a member of the Three Arts Club of Homeland, Woman's Club of Towson and Garden Club of Wiltondale.

An accomplished needleworker, she also enjoyed singing with area chorales, painting in oils and playing golf.

Mrs. Sutton was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, where services were held yesterday.

Survivors include two sons, Douglas E. Sutton of Jefferson, Pa., and Martin S. Sutton Sr. of Knoxville; three daughters, Barbara Powell Widows of San Diego, Harriet S. Pepersack of Towson and Charlotte S. Herman of Shrewsbury, Pa.; two brothers, Martin Strayer of Lancaster, Pa., and John Strayer of York; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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