Anita Mae Cycotte passed away peacefully Saturday, June 3rd at Woodland Terrace of Carmel with her loving daughter by her side. She is survived by her husband of 75 years, Bill Cycotte of Carmel, son Doug Cycotte (Judie) of Carmel, daughter Gina Winings (Ron) of Westfield, beloved grandchildren Jon Cycotte (Christy) of Louisiana, Sarah Golden (Larry) of Florida, Tyler Winings of Whitestown and great grandchildren William, Benjamin, and Maggie.
Anita was born in Decatur, Illinois on March 29, 1927 to George and Wilma Clark. She married her husband on October 24, 1947. Anita and her husband moved frequently between Decatur and Springfield, Illinois before settling in Springfield. She retired from the State of Illinois Department of Revenue after 20 years of service as a tax analyst. Anita loved working and forming friendships with her co-workers. In 1998, Anita and her husband moved to Carmel, Indiana to be near family.
Anita always saw the good in other people and never had a mean word to say about anyone. She was a wonderful and loving mother and grandmother. Anita was an avid animal lover and owned several cats and dogs throughout her life. She doted on her family and pets and brought out the good in everyone she knew. She also was a music lover and sang in the church choir at Grace United Methodist when she was in high school. Her favorite artists were Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Josh Groban and Andrea Bocelli.
Shopping and spending time with her family were some of Anita’s favorite activities. She thoroughly enjoyed weekly shopping trips with her daughter to White Oaks Mall in Springfield. When her grandson, Tyler, was little he joined the trips to the mall to ride the carousel, have lunch, ride more rides and of course shop.
Everyone adored Anita and her loving personality. She had a great sense of humor with much laughter in her home. Anita was very compassionate and concerned about others wellbeing. She always thought of others before herself.
She will be greatly missed!
Anita was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, brother Bob, and nephew Jeff.
The family would like to thank the staff of Woodland Terrace and Extended Family Companions for their compassionate care of Anita during her final years.
Memorial contributions may be made in Anita’s memory to the Hamilton County Humane Society.