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Tony Lee Litherland, 70, of Washington, went to his heavenly home Thursday.
He was born June 29, 1946, to Lawrence A. and Cynthia Mae (Weathers) Litherland, in Elnora.
He attended school at Elnora Township. On May 22, 1971, Tony married the love of his life, Betty K. (Brown) Litherland. Tony worked at and owned the Elnora Stop n Shop Grocery Store until he retired in 2008. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, but his passion was to fly. He loved the three different airplanes that he owned over the years. His favorite thing to do was to take people to see aerial views of their property. He also loved Little House on the Prairie and Tony and Betty traveled to all the places referenced in the books/movies.
Tony is survived by his wife, Betty (Brown) Litherland; sister Joyce Bazan of Washington; nieces Kimberly Black-Hughes (John) and Lisa J. Williams, both of Indianapolis; nephew Nicholas Bazan (Crystal) of Indianapolis; three great-nephews and one great-niece.
He is preceded by his parents, Lawrence A. and Cynthia Mae (Weathers) Litherland.
The funeral service for Tony will take place Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Gill Funeral Home, 308 E. Walnut St., Washington, IN 47501, with minister Christopher Wiles officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Fairview Cemetery in Elnora. Friends may call Monday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesday prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., all at Gill Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made at www.gillsince1872.com.
Published on August 26, 2016
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