Services for Iris A. Sutton, 78, of Clairemont, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Greenwood Mortuary. Entombment will be in Greenwood Mausoleum. She died Monday in a hospital.
Mrs. Sutton was born in Illinois and lived in the county 52 years. She had been a waitress.
Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Perdue of Seaside, Calif.; and five brothers, Glenn Wilhoit, Kenneth Wilhoit and Darrel Wilhoit, all of Illinois, Verlin Wilhoit of Florida and Cass Wilhoit of Missouri. The family suggested donations to the American Cancer Society.
Iris attended school in the rural communities of Grandview, Martinsville and Redmon, Illinois. She graduated from Redmon Township High School at Redmon in 1932.
She did domestic work after she graduated from high school until she married Earle Wilson Sutton on February 25, 1933, at Newman, Douglas County, Illinois.
In 1935 and 1936, Earle and Iris lived in Homer, Illinois, where Earle was a station attendant and a restaurant owner. In 1936 and 1937, they lived at Newman and Hume, Illinois, where they operated a restaurant and a gas station. From 1938 to 1939, they had various occupations at Newman, Casey, and Paris, Illinois. Iris worked as a waitress and a department store sales clerk at various times from 1933 to 1939.
In 1939, Earle and Iris moved to San Diego, California, as manager of a produce market. In 1942, Earle started a job as a security guard for Convair Company in San Diego, California.
Iris attended Five Points Christian Church in Clark County and Redmon Christian Church until she was married in 1933. After they were married, they attended the Newman Presbyterian Church and the First Christian Church at Paris, Illinois. After moving to California, they attended Central Christian and University Christian at San Diego, California, and First Christian at El Cajon, California.
Wilhite/Wilhoit & Allied Descendants of Johann Michael and Anna Maria (Hengsteler) Wilheit 1671-1994 Compiled by Mary F. Mickey
1920 Census 
Evening Tribune (San Diego, CA) -- November 30, 1991
Information from Iris Sutton in 1984
Cemetery marker 
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