Hildred P. (Hittle) Sawyer, of Gardner, KS, passed to eternal life on June 15, 2018 at the Medicalodges of Eudora. Funeral service will be 10:00 am Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S. Center, Gardner, KS 66030 913-856-7111. Burial will follow at Gardner Cemetery. Visitation 9:00 am before the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gardner Township Cemetery Assoc. or the First Presbyterian Church of Gardner. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com
Hildred was born on the family farm in rural Spring Hill, KS on January 8, 1921 to Sydney Wayne and Goldie (Dunn) Hittle. She graduated from Spring Hill High School in 1939. She married the love of her life, Dale F. Sawyer, on April 2, 1941 in Harrisonville, MO. They were blessed with 74 wonderful years of marriage. She and Dale worked together as a team, raising their family and farming in rural Johnson County until moving to Gardner in 1979. Hildred was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, friend and neighbor. In her later years, she served as secretary on Gardner Township Cemetery Board. Hildred and Dale were members of the First Presbyterian Church in Gardner.
Hildred was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband, Dale and siblings: Sidney Hittle, Mary Sullivan, Irene Christopher and Jim Hittle. She is survived by her three children: Dale Sawyer, Jr. (Judy), Diana Lefmann (Gerald) and Kaye Baty (Jim); five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great great-granddaughter and sister-in-law, Nadine Larrick.
The family would like to thank the Medicalodges of Eudora and the Visiting Nursing Association for the love and care they had for Hildred and Dale.