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CHASTEEN, Saran (Elsner) 81, of 2890 Bridlewood Dr, Sidney, passed away Monday, July 22, 2013 at 9:10 a.m. at Kindred Hospital in Lima. She was born on March 12, 1932 in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of the late Robert N. Sr. and Elsie (Middlestetter) Elsner. On May 25, 1951 she married Jerry S. Chasteen who survives along with one daughter, Leslie R. Crockett and husband David of Wakefield, RI, one brother, Robert N. Elsner and wife Dorothy of Miamisburg, five grandchildren, Renee L. Chasteen, Elijah R.B. Nelson, Carrie L.S., Kira E.L. and Nathanial J.H. Crockett, and two great-grandchildren, Jerrod A. Stengel, and Timothy M.L. Minnich. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Denise L. Chasteen. Mrs. Chasteen was the owner and operator of S&J Furniture Refinishing Shop in Anna. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Sidney for 15 years, and a member of the Sidney American Legion Auxiliary Post 217. Saran enjoyed reading, antiques and collectibles, and numerous crafts such as sewing, crochet, embroidery, and painting. She had a passion for rescuing animals, especially cats. In keeping with Mrs. Chasteen's wishes, her body will be cremated. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, July 26, 2013 at 7 pm at Cromes Funeral Home & Crematory, 302 S. Main Ave, Sidney, with Rev. Jonathan W. Schriber officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5 p.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to The Tenth Life, PO BOX 178, Alpha, OH 45301, in memory of Saran Chasteen. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Chasteen family at our website, www.cromesfh.com
Published in Dayton Daily News on July 24, 2013