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Jody Diane Sutherland Cromas passed away at 2:16 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at Marion General Hospital in Marion. She was born June 17, 1969, in Marion, the daughter of Cathy Stewart and Paul Sutherland. She was their favorite and only daughter, and she let them know this several times.
Jody was a graduate of Oak Hill High School. She loved reading and music of all kinds. Jody cherished her time spent with her friends, family, and most of all, her grandchildren.
Jody was blessed and survived by sons Brandon Dillingham, Joshua Oakes and Kyle Oakes. The "boys" were the apple of her eye, and she loved them dearly. Surviving are her parents, Cathy Stewart and Paul (Katrina) Sutherland; she has three younger brothers who always called her their "little sister" because they are all bigger than she, Jason Sutherland, Brownsboro, Texas, Marc Sutherland Sr., Syracuse, Indiana, and Adam Sutherland, Decatur, Illinois; the joy of her life, grandchildren Gavin Dillingham and Jeramiah Oakes. She really spoiled both of them and tried to spend as much time with them as possible. Also surviving are her nieces and nephews, Paul and Madison Sutherland, Tyler Sutherland, Anastasia and Shelby Sutherland, Marc Sutherland Jr. and Brittnay Wright; her one living grandparent, Clyde Myers, Amboy; sister-in-law, Christie Sutherland; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Jody was preceded in death by her son, Roy Oakes Jr.; grandmothers, Catherine "Kate" Myers and Frances "Fanny" Sutherland, and grandfather, the Rev. James Alvin Sutherland. Jody was his favorite, and he didn't care who knew it.
Jody will be missed my many, but we know she is dancing with angels.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2017, at the Carpenter's House Church, 37 W. 550 North, Kokomo. Burial will follow in Friends Cemetery in Amboy. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shirley & Stout Funeral Home to help with final expenses. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory assisted the family with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.
Published on January 3, 2018
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