Letha J. Pletcher, 94, passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at I.U. North Hospital in Carmel, IN.
On April 22, 1924, Letha Lentz was the last of 5 daughters born to Clinton and Edna Lentz in Pierceton, IN.
On July 14, 1942, she married Richard Pletcher of Pierceton, IN. They were blessed with nearly 72 years of marriage, most of which was while living in Pierceton. From that marriage came two children, a daughter Rebecca and a son Clinton.
From an early age, Letha would be described as having a lot of “spunk”. She was fun to be around and always presented her opinion on the topics of the day. Her school years were active. She was the cheerleader for the Pierceton Cubs basketball team, played in the high school marching band, vice-president of her Senior class and Kosciusko Co. Fair Queen in 1941.
Later, as an adult, Letha worked side by side with her husband at their IGA grocery store that had been in the Pletcher family for 3 generations. Richard left her to run the store while going away to the Army from 1943 to 1945. They added a laundromat in the 1970’s which she operated until her retirement in the early 1980’s. Additionally, she was deeply involved in the Pierceton Eastern Star and the Pierceton First Presbyterian Church.
In addition to enjoying the winters in Mesa, AZ, Letha was a ferocious card player, an avid reader and the best babysitter ever for her 4 granddaughters.
Family remaining to remember Letha are her son Clint (Cheryl), Carmel; 4 granddaughters, Rebecca(Steve), Austin, TX; Sarah (Scott), Indianapolis; Tisha (Joe), Lousiville,KY; Kirstin (Joe), Fallbrook, CA.; 7 great-grandchildren Ava, Lily, Harper, Pearl, Story, Declan and Murphy; nieces Mardel Lozier, Helen Ewen and Elizabeth Downs.
Preceding her in death are husband Richard (Feb. 16, 2014), daughter Rebecca (July 27, 2012) and her four sisters.
A memorial service and graveside burial will be held later in the spring in Pierceton, IN. McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Pierceton is entrusted with arrangements.
Letha’s wish is that your condolences be in the form of a random act of kindness to another human being. Donations in her name should go to the First Presbyterian Church in Pierceton, IN.