On Thursday, September 17, 2020, Vicki Lee (Sutton) Wyatt - Brown, loving wife and mother of 8 children, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 73.
Vicki was born on March 26, 1947 in Van Wert, OH at the Van Wert Co Hospital to Ralph and Edna (Blythe) Sutton. She graduated from Grover Hill High School in 1965. On January 21, 1966, Vicki married William Wyatt, Jr, and together they had 6 children. Following Bill's untimely death, she married Mikel Brown on June 14, 1987; they had 2 children together. After staying home to raise her family, she worked at Grover Hill Elementary School as the night custodian for 18 years.
Vicki's passions were many. She enjoyed reading, fishing, expanding her elephant collection, and supporting the performing arts at Wayne Trace High School. Vicki was vocal about the importance of voting, serving on the Paulding County Board of Elections for many years. She pursued journalism and wrote for both the Paulding Progress and Van Wert Times Bulletin. She was involved in many organizations throughout her life. Vicki was an advisor for the 4-H club Grover Hill Boosters, a member of the Tri- County Mental Health Board, and pianist/ organist at church. She was enthusiastically involved in children's ministry at Payne Church of God Campgrounds and home healthcare through Visiting Nurses. She was an enthusiastic supporter of her children's and grandchildren's endeavors and could often be heard cheering them on and pounding on her cowbell.
Vicki was preceded in death by her father Ralph, mother Edna, and husband Bill. She is survived by her husband Mikel; brothers Jon Ralph (Karen) Sutton of Clyde, OH, and Brent (Carole) Sutton of Amelia Courthouse, VA; children Scott (Laura) Wyatt of Williamsburg, VA, Steven (Michelle) Wyatt of Fort Wayne, IN, Wendy (Terry) Baker of Grover Hill, Stuart (Amy) Wyatt of Wetzel, OH, Kerry (Greg) Shelton of Grover Hill, Sarra (Nick) Hudson of Archbold, OH, Estynn Brown of Findlay, OH, and Ethynn Brown of Grover Hill; 30 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren, with more on the way.
Vicki was also preceded in death by a daughter, Korene
Visitation will be held at the Alspach - Gearhart Funeral Home on Sunday, September 20 from 2 PM to 6 PM. The graveside funeral will be held at the Middle Creek Church Cemetery on Monday, September 21 at 11 AM. Per CDC guidelines, attendees are asked to wear proper face covering and practice social distancing.
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