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Sarah McGary


1918 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Sarah McGary Obituary
Sarah McGary passed away on August 5, 2014, at Always There Assisted Living in Citrus Springs, Florida under the loving care of her family, the Staff at Always There, and Hospice of Citrus County.
Sarah was born October 13, 1918, the daughter of Abram and Hazel Becker. She and her three brothers grew up on the family farm in Fancy Prairie, Illinois. Sarah earned a BS degree in Home Economics from Illinois State Normal. She married the love of her life, Loren McGary on August 16, 1941, and together they raised their three daughters in Petersburg, Illinois subsequently moving to St. Petersburg in 1962. Sarah began her teaching career in Illinois and taught at both Disston and Tyrone Middle Schools in St. Petersburg until her retirement. In 1994 she moved to Inverness. Sarah was an active member of both Pasadena Presbyterian Church in St. Petersburg and First Presbyterian Church in Inverness serving in many ministries: Elder, Deacon, Stephen Ministry, Presbyterian Women, and Prayer Gathering group. Sarah loved being a Mom and Grandma spending as much time as possible with her family. She enjoyed reading, traveling, playing cards and games with friends and family before her illness made these activities impossible. Sarah was pre-deceased by her husband Loren in 1977 and her older brother, Paul and his wife Georgia.
She is survived by her three daughters, Diane (Rudy) Beres of Hernando, Betty (Gary) Butterfield of San Diego, California and Linda (Lynn) Richard of St. Petersburg; seven grandchildren, Rick (Allyson) Girardeau, Christine Gill, Kimberly (Bryan) Camacho, Jennifer Pruitt , Michael (Suzanne) Breder, David (Erica) Butterfield, Leslie (Greg) Crespo; step-granddaughters, Anne (Joel) Zupfer and Eva (Mark) Kaminski; 17 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; brother, Charles (Jane) Becker of Springfield, Illinois and brother Ivan (Mary) Becker of Oswego, Illinois; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Viewing will be held from 4 – 6 p.m. on August 8, 2014, at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Inverness on August 9, 2014, with Interment at 3:30 p.m. at Woodlawn Memory Gardens in St. Petersburg. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to First Presbyterian Church of Inverness and/or Hospice of Citrus County.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Aug. 7, 2014
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