Anita Stockton, 70, of New Madison, went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 19, 2018, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
She was born on January 26, 1948 in Greenville, the daughter of the late Myron and Doris (Spencer) Thomas.
In addition to her parents, Anita was preceded in death by her brother, Darrell Thomas; and her sister and brother-in-law, Diana (Thomas) and Pat Nevin.
Anita is survived by her high school sweetheart and husband of 50 years, Daniel Stockton, of New Madison, whom she married August 26, 1967; her children, Dawn (Dan) Lander of Hamilton, Ohio, Jesse (Rachael) Miller of Centerville, Indiana, and Maria ( Matt Penny) Brandenburg of Bradford, Ohio; her grandchildren, Kaileigh (Kyle Beavins) Stockton, Damon Lander, Ciara Dawson, Chris Brandenburg, Jessica Brandenburg, Alexandra Lander, Daniel Lander, Bryson Hoober, and Lily Miller; her great-grandchildren, Laden, Lexten and Larsen; and several nieces and nephews.
Anita was a 1966 graduate of New Madison High School. She then pursued her childhood dream of becoming a registered nurse graduating from Miami Valley School of Nursing in 1969. Anita was very active in the Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed reading, cross word puzzles, watching her favorite shows on television with her animals in her lap, helping her husband with his business, and sitting around the dining room table playing many sorts of games with her family and loved ones.
A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held from 1-4 PM on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at The Stockton Residence, 143 S. Main Street, New Madison.
In lieu of flowers, Anita's family suggests donations be made to the Darke County Cancer Association, 1111 Sweitzer St c, Greenville, OH 45331.
Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com