Sarah Pauley

Sarah Pauley

Apr. 21, 1937 - Oct. 22, 2016

OSCEOLA - Sarah E. Pauley, 79, of Osceola, died Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Hospice House in South Bend. The Osceola native was born April 21, 1937 to John and Claudia (Fast) Frederick, both of whom preceded her in death. She was a 1955 Mishawaka High School graduate and on September 18, 1973, Sarah married James E. Pauley, who survives. Sarah attended the Riverview General Baptist Church in Elkhart. She enjoyed shopping, arranging flowers and decorating, crafts, and decorating Christmas Trees. Sarah enjoyed singing in church and sharing her love for her Lord with others. Her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were her greatest joy and she enjoyed spending her time with them. Sarah will be remembered as a person who had the biggest heart for helping others, and for operating “Grandma's Taxi”. Sarah is survived by her husband of 43 years, James; her children, Randolph D. (Nancy) Banghart and Cathy C. (Daniel) Brandt both of Mishawaka; her step-children, Debra Starkweather of Mishawaka, James Pauley Jr. (Rich Deuitch) of Granger and Scott (Rhonda) Pauley of Edwardsburg, MI; her grandchildren, Heather (Kevin) Banghart Warner of Osceola, Angie Banghart Rydzinski, Tammie (Paul) Holt Kearns, Ray David (Erin) Phillips, Mikha Holt (Shane) Packer all of South Bend, Brittany(Christopher) Banghart Johnston of Fayetteville, NC, Sarah (Chris) Brunner of South Bend, Randy D. Banghart and David Smith both of Mishawaka, Jeremy Monges of South Bend, Jennifer (Nick) Borsodi of Niles, MI, Ashton (Jeff) Gould of Titusville, FL, Jaden (Jessica) Thompson, Josh (Heather) Thompson both of Mishawaka, and Daniel (K.C.) Brandt of South Bend; 37 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and her siblings, Loyal (JoAnne) Frederick of Honor, MI, Marylane (Russ) Frederick Kaufffman of MI, and Violet Frederick Bailey of South Bend. She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Monty D. Banghart; and a grandson, Kristoper Smith. Friends and family will be received on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 from 4-8 PM at Chapel Hill Funeral Home, 10776 McKinley Highway, Osceola, IN 46561. A funeral service in Sarah's honor will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 2 PM with Pastor Rick Pirtle officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. The family's preferred memorial is to National Right to Life, 2004 Ironwood Circle, Suite 130, South Bend, IN 46635. To leave a remembrance of Sarah or to offer condolences to her family, please visit us at

Funeral Home

Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home - Osceola
10776 McKinley Highway Osceola, IN 46561
(574) 674-5991

Published in South Bend Tribune on Oct. 25, 2016