Zelpha Mae Forbes, 97, of Limon, Colo., passed away on Feb. 17, 2013 at the Carla's Cluster Care Northeast Campus in Limon.
Zelpha was born on Aug. 2, 1915, in eastern Pratt County to Thomas L. and Zella A. (Bucklin) Sitton. She graduated from Pratt High School in 1934 then attended beauty school in Wichita for one year. Zelpha worked in Pratt as a beautician.
Zelpha married Guy Harry Forbes on April 6, 1934 in St. John. In 1947 the Forbes moved to Nevada, Mo., where they farmed for three years. In 1950 the couple moved to Limon and famed nine miles southwest of town. In August 1971, they sold their farm, retired and moved to town.
Zelpha enjoyed gardening, baking and canning. She loved to travel, going to Padre Island, Texas, several times a year and spending time at the cabin in Granite, Colo. Zelpha loved playing bridge with friends.
Zelpha was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Phyllis and Lois; niece, Barbara Matthews and great-nephew, Troy Quigley.
She is survived by her brother Stacy (Bertha) Sitton of Genoa, Colo., along with her many nieces and nephews,Mark (Annalisa) Conklin of Colorado Springs, Linda (Dennis) Quigley of Bassett, Neb., Lana (Aaron) Carlson of Carbondale, Colo., Steve (Marcia) Sitton of Goodland, Kan., Dean (Lucy) Sitton of Lebanon, Mo., and Diane (Gary) Chandler of Limon, Colo. Zelpha is also survived by extended family, cousins, great nieces and nephews.
A funeral service for Zelpha was held on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the First United Methodist Church in Limon, with Pastor Carrie West as officiate. Burial was held on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Pratt.
Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church P.O. Box 178, Limon, CO 80828.
The Love Funeral Home of Limon, Colorado was in charge of arrangements. Please visit our website at www.lovefuneralhomes.com to sign the online guest book or to send the family your message of condolence.