PRINCETON — Tonya K. Sutherlin, 64, of Princeton passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville.
She was born April 2, 1955, in Mt. Carmel to Harold “Dick” and Barbara (Wrye) Gibbs. She was a secretary for the Monroe County Probation Department in Bloomington for many years.
She moved back to Princeton three years ago after living in several other places, then settling in Bloomington. She grew up in Princeton, graduating from PCHS in 1973. She enjoyed rock painting and giving them to children, who would hide them for others to find. She also enjoyed reading, coloring and playing games on her iPad. She was a very giving person always concerned for other’s needs. She recently gave to the backpack bash for students of the North Gibson School Corporation, so they would have things they would need for school.
Tonya is survived by her daughter, April MacDougall (Brendan) of Aldie, Virginia; sister, Twyla Johnson (Jim) of Princeton; two nieces, Nikki Gora (Jeff), Melissa Johnson (Cody Lloyd); two great-nieces and a great-nephew, Holly and Lincoln Reed, and KatieAnn Gora and her canine companion Rascal.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and by her companion of many years Charles Giles.
There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton. Burial of her cremated remains will follow in the Columbia “White” Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gibson County Animal Services, the Bloomington Animal Shelter, at 3410 S. Walnut St. Bloomington, IN 47401 or to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014, or at www.michaeljfox.org. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
You may leave a message of sympathy or light a candle in memory of Tonya at www.colvinfuneralhome.com. Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve Tonya’s family.