Meadville Tribune

October 27, 2013

Sarah M. DeWoody

Meadville Tribune

SAEGERTOWN — Sarah M. DeWoody, 78, of 21465 Grange Center Road, Saegertown, passed away Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Meadville Medical Center.

Sarah was born in Saegertown, on January 18, 1935, a daughter of the late Nellis E. and Ruth L. (Sheakley) Leonheart.

On July 1, 1954 Sarah married Ronald R. DeWoody; he survives.

She was of the Protestant Faith.

In 1994, Sarah retired from Fostermation where she had worked in Production. In her earlier years, she had been employed by GTI of Saegertown, and the former Talon, Inc. of Meadville.

She was a 1952 graduate of Saegertown High School.

Sarah was a member of Saegertown American Legion Post #205. She enjoyed playing BINGO but her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her heart. When they were young, she loved to babysit them and when they were older, she loved to attend all of their sporting, 4-H, musical and school activities.

In addition to her husband, Ronald, of 59 years, Sarah is survived by four children Dave R. DeWoody and his wife, Cindy S., of Saegertown, Rona M. Johnson and her husband, David R., of Meadville, Carl E. DeWoody and his wife, Mary K., of Saegertown, and Rita M. Yurcak and her husband, Michael, of Cambridge Springs; 10 grandchildren, Lori Connick and her companion, Jeff Brooks, Julie Moses and her husband, Manny, Jeremy DeWoody and his companion, Lindsay Goldsmith, Kevin R. Johnson and his wife, Holly, Eric D. Johnson and his wife, Michele, Joseph DeWoody, Amy DeWoody, Heather Wheeler and her husband, Brad, Donell Smiley and her husband, George, and Nicole Beck and her husband, Jake; 19 great grandchildren; two sisters, Mollie Gregg of North Carolina and Betty Bartholomew of California; a brother, Ike Leonheart of Saegertown; a sister-in-law, Joan Leonheart of Meadville; numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Sarah was preceded in death by two brothers, Bert Leonheart and Frank Leonheart; and a sister, Mary George.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 330 Broad St., Saegertown, where funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. with Pastor Sherman Skeens of Carmel Baptist Church officiating.

Interment will take place in Rundeltown Cemetery, Conneautville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Yolanda G. Barco Oncology Institute, 16792 Conneaut Lake Road, Meadville, Pa. 16335.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the 3rd North staff of Meadville Medical Center as well as Saegertown Volunteer Fire Department for their service, dedication and fine care that was provided to the family.

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