Sarah Forsyth (1914 - 2015)

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JACKSON CENTER — Sarah E. Forsyth, 101, of Jackson Center, ended her life journey at Fair Haven Home with her family surrounding her on Oct. 5, 2015, at 11:24 p.m.

Sarah entered this world on May 4, 1914 a tiny 2 pound baby girl born to the late F.A. and Lulu Anna Smith McKercher. A shoe box with warming irons became her incubator.

On Nov. 10, 1937, Sarah married John Wilson Forsyth in Jackson Center, Ohio, and he preceded her in death on April 15, 1993. She was also preceded in death by two children, Jean Marie and Robert Lee; a great-grandson, Brice Michael; a brother, Russell Lingle McKercher; and a half sister, Vonda Long.

Sarah is survived by her three children, Jeannine A. (John) Rostorfer, William E. Forsyth and Kay E. Hunt; seven grandchildren, Jeffrey, Jay and Jason Rostorfer, Lorri Barga, John Forsyth, Gregory Herren and Gina Skorupski; 22 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a special sister-in-law, Blanche Leininger; and several nieces and nephews.

A 1932 Wapakoneta Blume High School graduate, Sarah had worked as a cafeteria cook for Jackson Center Local Schools. She was a member of the Jackson Center United Methodist Church, Sorris Club, a 70-year member of Pleiades Chapter 298 O.E.S. in Sidney and served as a Girl Scout and 4-H leader for several years.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jackson Center United Methodist Church with an Eastern Star service beginning at 8 p.m. Pastor Rob Ulmer will officiate a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at the church with one hour of visitation prior to the funeral. Burial will be in Glen Cemetery in Port Jefferson, Ohio.

Sarah's family wishes to express their deep appreciation to the staff for the love and care they have given to Sarah and their entire family during her stay at Fair Haven.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jackson Center United Methodist Church, 202 E. Pike Street, P.O. Box 577, Jackson Center, OH 45334 or to the Fair Haven Alzheimer's/Dementia Unit, 2901 Fair Road, Sidney, OH 45365.

Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Jackson Center and condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home
214 W. Pike St. P.O. Box 645
Jackson Center, OH 45334
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Published in Sidney Daily News from Oct. 7 to Oct. 8, 2015