Henrietta Mettler


Henrietta Mettler, 81, of Elizabethtown, passed away at 8:25 a.m. Friday, August 28, 2015, at the Covered Bridge Health Campus in Seymour.

She was born on September 4, 1933, in Owsley County, Kentucky, the daughter of Willie and Josie McIntosh. She married Elwood “Woody” E. Mettler on December 23, 1961, at the Coffee Creek Christian Church in Paris Crossing; he preceded her in death on March 17, 2006.

Mrs. Mettler was a 1952 graduate of Paris Crossing High School. She retired in 1988 from Cummins Engine Company in Columbus after 18 years, and had previously worked 20 plus years for the Reliance Shirt Factory in Seymour and five years with Mahan Ford in Columbus. She was a 60 plus year member of Coffee Creek Christian Church in Paris Crossing. She loved flowers, going to flea markets, bird watching, motorcycle riding, traveling and spending quiet time with family.

She is survived by her two sons, John (Melissa) Mettler, Sr. of North Baltimore, Ohio and David (Angie) Miller of Middletown, Ohio; one daughter, Natalie (Mike) Okuley of Leipsic, Ohio; five brothers, Eugene McIntosh, Jack McIntosh, David McIntosh and Steve McIntosh all of Paris Crossing, Indiana and Curtis McIntosh of Brown County, Indiana; sisters, Birdie Adams of Dupont, Indiana, Judy Bake and Ileen Wetzel of Seymour, Indiana, Edna Rockey and Wanda Sullivan both of North Vernon; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; granddaughter, Andrea Mettler; and sisters, Fran Bratcher and Patricia Kramer.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon. Family and friends may call at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 1, 2015 and one hour prior to the service Wednesday. Burial will be in the Vernon Cemetery in Vernon.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Coffee Creek Christian Church Cemetery Fund or Schneck Medical Center Hospice.

You are welcome to leave the family a message of condolence at www.dovesharprudicel.com.