52, of Imlay City passed away suddenly Friday, February 3, 2012 at her home. Dawn Marie Sutherby was born October 7, 1959, at Almont Community Hospital, in Bruce Township, Michigan. She was the daughter of Donald and Joyce Sutherby.
Dawn grew up in Imlay City and graduated from Imlay City High School, class of 1977. She went to St. Clair County Community College for a year or so. She married Willie Childers on June 23, 1979, in Almont. She has worked for 7+ years as the Imlay Township Clerk. She was the Imlay City High School Equestrian Team Assistant Coach. She was a Title 1 Aide at Borland Road School for special needs children. She was a member of the Imlay City United Methodist Church, Imlay City 4-H for 34 years (working on the Adopt-a-Family Programs), the Michigan Township Clerks Association, and the Michigan Municipal League. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, gardening, swimming, cooking (she catered everyone’s events), and sewing (she even sewed the ICHS Equestrian Team jackets).
She is survived by her husband, Willie Childers of Imlay City; son, Luke (Ashley) Childers of Imlay City; daughter, Tiffany (John) Howell of North Branch; 2 grandchildren, Shelby Howell and Andrew John “A.J.” Howell and expecting Jacob William Howell; parents, Donald and Joyce Sutherby of Imlay City; father-in-law, Porter Childers Sr. of Imlay City; sister, Connie (Gary) Bidoul of Deckerville; sister-in-law, Cathy Greenia of Emmett; 3 brothers-in-law, Porter “Junior” (Kathy) Childers of Imlay City, Robert Childers of Imlay City, Jim Arnold of Imlay City; and nieces and nephews, Adam (Joy), Zack, Nate, Katie, Derek, Hayley, Miranda, Adrianna, Kristal, Shawn, Stefanie, Traci and Angie.
She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Virginia Childers; her brother-in-law, Scott Greenia; and her sister-in-law, Reba Arnold.
Those planning to make memorial contributions may wish to consider a donation to the Childers family to help them create a 4-H Scholarship Fund.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at the West Goodland United Methodist Church. Reverend Dianna Rees, pastor of the Imlay City United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will follow at Imlay Township Cemetery.
Arrangements by Muir Brothers Funeral Home - Imlay City.
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