Velma Estelle Sitton

March 23, 1930March 4, 2018

Velma Estelle (Koch) Sitton was born on March 23, 1930 in Quinton, Oklahoma, to James R. and Lillian C. Anderson. She passed away on March 4, 2018, in New York. Velma Estelle dearly loved the Lord and loved her family with all her heart. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother and aunt to her nieces and nephews. Velma was a mom to whoever needed a mom and she was an awesome friend. She enjoyed being a homemaker; she could make the best jams and jellies, homemade biscuits, baking her famous persimmon bread and cakes and so much more. Velma loved to write letters and send birthday cards to her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed reading and watching movies of history, discovery and documentaries. Mom was loved by all and she had many friends. Velma is preceded in death by her parents James and Lillian Anderson; her first husband Robert L. Koch, her second husband Arthur M. Sitton; her siblings, Arnold Anderson, Pearline Greco, Kenneth Anderson, Robert Anderson and Melvin Anderson; her children, Charlotte K. Deane and Randy M. Sitton: her step-daughter Maria Jensen. She is survived by her children, Edsel R. Koch and Caroline R. Mitchell; step children Clinton Moore, Bill Sitton, Linda S. Daum, Donnie Sitton and Terry Sitton; her 26 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren , 6 great-great grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews, and greats and great greats. There will be a visitation on Monday, March 19, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Palm Memorial Worden Chapel located at 140 6th Street, Chowchilla, California 93610. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Chowchilla District Cemetery in Chowchilla, California.


  • James Anderson, Father
  • Lillian Anderson, Mother
  • Arnold Anderson, Brother
  • Pearline Greco, Sister
  • Kenneth Anderson, Brother
  • Robert Anderson, Brother
  • Melvin Anderson, Brother
  • Charlotte K Deane, Daughter
  • Randy M Sitton, Son
  • Edsel R Koch, Son
  • Caroline R Mitchell, Daughter
  • Clinton Moore, Step Son
  • Maria Jensen, Step Daughter
  • Bill Sitton, Step Son
  • Linda S Daum, Step Daughter
  • Donnie Sitton, Step Son
  • Terry Sitton, Step Son
  • Robert L Koch, 1st Husband
  • Arthur M Sitton, 2nd Husband
  • Velma is also survived by her 26 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and greats and great-greats


  • Visitation Monday, March 19, 2018
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Velma Estelle Sitton

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Melody Anderson

March 14, 2018

To a woman that had such beautiful children 💞

Christina Reece

March 14, 2018

I was so blessed to have such an amazing grandmother! I am glad my kids got to grow up having the chance to love her and be loved by her as well. She was one of the most loving and kind people I have ever known and we will be missing her dearly. Till we meet again Grandma, we love you!

Sue Koch

March 14, 2018

I am so glad that I had the opportunity to get to know Mom for the last decade while she lived with Edsel and I. She loved when we had family get-togethers and grandchildren and great-grandchild would fill our house!! I loved taking care of both my Mom's, it was an experience that will stay in my heart until the day I pass and see them again. My house is empty now, just Ed and I, so very quite until my children and grandchildren fill it with joy again. Give Dad, Charolette, Randy, Josh, Grandpa A., and all our family a big hugs and kisses from us...I love you, Mom, with all my heart... will miss you lots, but you will be with us in spirit.

Amanda Sitton

March 13, 2018

I was very lucky. Not only was this amazing women my grandma but I got to be her birthday gift 40 years ago. I will always get to share her birthday.

Christopher Sitton

March 13, 2018

My loving grandmother will be missed by all who knew her