(March 18, 2005)
Services are planned Thursday for Mattie Pearl Sinks of Ralston, who died Friday, March 18 at the Powell Hospital. She was 85.
She was born July 18, 1919, in Eldrado, Ill., to William Riley and Tilda Jane Koker. She married George Sinks on April 9, 1919, and the couple lived in Galatia, Ill., until 1941, when they moved to Detroit, Mich.
The couple moved to Powell in 1956, where she operated a furniture store for many years. In 1967, they moved to Ralston where Mattie enjoyed working in her flower gardens.
She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Pease and Shirley Middleton of Ralston; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, three brothers, three sons, a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter. Viewing is scheduled at noon Thursday at Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home in Powell and graveside services will follow at 1 p.m. at Crown Hill Cemetery.