Sara I. Vaneman, 100

Sara I. Vaneman, 100, of Old Pittsburgh Rd. , New Castle passed away Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Haven Nursing Home following a short illness.

Born May 5, 1918 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late James and Grace Mayberry Edwards . Sara was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, David R. Vaneman who passed away on April 5, 1994, her step mother, Lura Gill Edwards; three sisters, Leona Crenny, Prudence Matthews, and Rheda Glaspay; and a grandson, Daryl L. Baker.

Sara graduated from New Castle High School in 1936. She was a longtime active member of the Savannah United Methodist Church where she was a former Sunday School and Bible School Teacher. Sara enjoyed playing the piano and organ and going to church activities. She also enjoyed crocheting, sewing, bird watching, and reading. Sara was a past volunteer for “Contact Ears”.

Survivors include two sons, Carl (Judy) Vaneman of Punxsutawney, Mark Vaneman of New Castle; daughter, Nancy (Richard) Baker of New Castle; 4 grandchildren, Jeff Baker, Suzanne Workman, Christopher Vaneman, and Brandy Pizor; 10 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday June 28 from 4 until the time of the funeral service at 6 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum. Rev. Mark Goswick will officiate the service. Interment will take place in Oak Park Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Savannah United Methodist Church.

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2 thoughts on “Sara I. Vaneman, 100

  1. Dear Carl, Nancy and Mark,
    Was so very sorry to hear about Aunt Sara. Just received notice today as I guess Tom just found out. I know Tom and David would have been at her service had they known. I am in AZ and most likely could not have gone. Aunt Sara was a special lady who loved her life and her tractor. I spoke to her probably sometime in April or May and she just sounded terrific..

    Love you all and praying for peace for you all.

    Kay Matthews Cameron

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