Sandra Kay Fitch Tilton, 69, departed this life Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Tilton was born the daughter of James Fitch Jr. and Norma Elizabeth Williamson Fitch, Oct. 11, 1947, in Ashland. She was predeceased by her parents.
She was a graduate of Ashland Community College in 1968.
Mrs. Tilton began her banking career in the late 1960's with Third National Bank and in 1976 transferred to the Trust Department and became the head of trust operations. In 1989 she was hired by Kentucky Bank and Trust where she served as vice president and head of bank operations. She later became senior vice president and secretary of the Board.
March 4, 2003 she became the recipient of the Honorary Kentucky colonel award. In 2004 Mrs. Tilton joined Palmetto Heritage Bank and Trust during its formation where she served as senior vice president and chief operations officer. In 2016 she became a member of the holding company for Palmetto Heritage Bancshares.
She leaves behind two children, David B. Tilton and Chellisa D. Grimes; two grandchildren, Chris and Darian; and two brothers, James (Karen) Fitch III and Larry (Mary Beth) Fitch.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 26, 2017, at Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel in Ashland with Pastor Tony Daniels officiating. Entombment will be in Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum in Ashland.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017, at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at steenfuneralhome.com.
Published on May 23, 2017