Obituary: Euna Watters Sitton


One of Melbourne’s most well-known citizens, Euna Watters Sitton, died Saturday, Jan. 2, a half-month shy of her 71st birthday.

Euna was a life-long citizen of Melbourne, a graduate of Melbourne High School, and went on to attend Arkansas State University at Beebe and the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.

After college, Euna was employed at the Izard County Clerk’s Office, Dr. Harold Tatum’s medical clinic, and McDonnell-Douglas, where she retired after 20 years of service.

Euna was extremely active in her community, having served on the Melbourne School Board for many years and was a member of the Izard County Fair Board, serving as pageant director for several years.

Euna became known across Arkansas when she served in her capacity of pageant director. She was honored by Little Rock television station, KARK, with their prestigious Community Service Award.

Euna was generous with her time and attention by hosting several foreign exchange students. Her love for interior design is seen in her wonderfully designed home. She was also a member of the Belview Baptist Church in Melbourne.

Euna is survived by her husband of 49 years, James Sitton and two sons, Noah Sitton and Eric (Tiffany) Sitton; two grandchildren, Lexi and Nicholas Sitton; and an honorary daughter, Gina Chavez — all of Melbourne.

Visitation will be Monday (Jan. 4) between 6 and 8 p.m. at Belview Baptist Church. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Belview.

Burial will be in the Melbourne Cemetary under the direction of Eddie’s Family Funeral Home in Melbourne.

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