Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sarah E. “Sally” (Wheaton) Marsh

Deland, Florida - Sarah E. “Sally” (Wheaton) Marsh, age 101, was born on June 3, 1908 to Clinton and Susan (Hawley) Wheaton in West Bingham, PA. Sally graduated from Ulysses High School in 1927. She worked briefly in a silk mill in Andover, NY. before marrying Wayne Marsh, January 22, 1930 whom she was married to for 59 years. Her home was in Wellsville for over 70 years before she moved she moved to Deland, Florida where she resided for the past 6 years.

She was a member of the Christian Temple Church, a good Christian woman, loving housewife, a caring mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother and good friend to many. Sarah loved to play games of all kinds, especially scrabble which she played until her life ended. She also enjoyed TV game shows and worked the crossword daily. Music was a great pleasure to her, especially country. Bowling with seniors in Wellsville was such a good pastime for her too. On September 15, 2009 she went to be with her Lord, Jesus Christ and her beloved husband Wayne, daughter Lois Darrin, son in law Dick Brague and great granddaughter Whitney Allison Brague. Also to be with her long time dear friend Loleta (Jake) Strong. Deceased brothers and sisters: Cleo, Merrick, Merle, Clayton, Leeta, Edythe, Mary, Betty, Aroneta and Donald.

Survivors are a son, Roger Marsh of Sommers Point, NJ.; daughter and care giver Susan Brague of Deland, FL; son in law James Darrin of Wellsville; grandsons, Kirk Brague & Lesley of Smithfield, RI; Scott Brague & Peggy of Grand Junction, CO; granddaughter, Kathy Porr & Waldo of Deland, FL; step grandchildren Allen Darrin of Wellsville, Julie Darrin of Cheektowaga, David Darrin of Valrico, FL; great grandchildren Amanda Porr, Kimberly Porr, Kelley Brague, Carter Brague, Colleen Brague, Jeff Geeting and Travis Darrin; great great granddaughter Gracie (Sweetie Pie) Geeting.

Also surviving are sister in law Elizabeth Wheaton of San Mateo, FL; brother & sister in law Newell & Betty Potter of Wellsville and numerous nieces and nephews and their families all who were precious to her.

Sarah told people she had three super mothers; her birth mother Susan who died when she was 8 years old; her step mother Anna Smith Wheaton; and her mother in law Alice Marsh. She was blessed to be able to enjoy life to the end of her 101 years with family and friends doing many activities. She was a great lady and will truly be missed by all who knew her.

Friends are invited to call on Sunday September 20 from 2 to 4 pm in the J.W.Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. Her Funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Monday at 11 am with Rev. Ralph Wagner. Memorials may be given to the Christian Temple Church in Wellsville or to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

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