Joan Kay Sitar, 79, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Jan. 7, 2020, at her daughter’s home in Zionsville, Indiana.

She was born in Gary, Indiana, on July 1, 1940, to William and Alice Leady, and was the oldest of their five children. On Nov. 9, 1963 she married Russell (Tony) Sitar of Porter Indiana who proceeded her in death in 1998. Also proceeding her in death were both of her parents, two brothers, Richard J. Leady and Roger A. Leady, She is survived by her three children, Todd (Jennifer) Sitar of Michigan City, Indiana, Shelly (John) Hitch of Zionsville, Indiana and Chris (Shanna) Sitar of Phoenix, Arizona. She is survived by her seven grandchildren Anthony, Eryn, Megan, Hanna, Austin, Jade, Aidan as well as one brother William Leady and one sister Jeanie Stewart. She is also survived by multiple nieces, nephews and sister in-laws.