Etta D. Tritschler, age 94, of Kingston Springs, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2021. Etta had resiliently fought against the stroke she suffered eight years ago but slowly declined.
Etta was preceded in death by her loving husband Edward T. Tritschler, parents; Sherman and Deborah Durham; five sisters, one brother, one grandson and one great grandson.
Etta was an adored mother(momma) survived by her seven children. Daughters, Norma Jean Wright, Artie Catherine Ruffini, Sandra Lee Osborne, Bridget Annette (William) Oakley, sons; Randall Christopher Jackson, Thomas Ray (Paula) Jackson, Jesse Matthew (Marcie) Tritschler, 20 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, and 20 great-great grandchildren.
Etta loved her life as she cherished and was very proud of her wonderful family legacy. Nothing was more comforting to her than holding a newborn, kissing it on the head and of course holding its bare foot in her hand. Most her life was caring and cooking for her family making sure no one was hungry. Even recently she reminisced about how she made biscuits repeatedly.
Along with her husband Edward they owned and operated Tritschler’s Nursery for over 30 years; a family business that began in 1913. Etta was admired by many in the community as she was first lady in the early 70’s.
To family and friends Etta was a strong and sometimes feisty woman yet considered to be quite patient. She was an amazing, forgiving woman who loved her family unconditionally and will be deeply missed.
Visitation will be Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 from 10:00am – 12:00pm with a Celebration of Life at 12:00pm at Glen Leven Presbyterian Church, 3906 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN 37204. The burial will follow at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 7931 McCrory Lane, Nashville, TN 37221.
In lieu of flowers charitable donations can be made to Glen Leven Presbyterian Church.