Sarah Ann (Weller) Marlowe, Kernville, passed away Thursday at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Myrtle Mae (Murray) and Foster J. Weller; and her husband, John Donald Marlowe.
She is survived by five daughters, 12 grandchildren and one great-grandson. They are: Johnnie and husband, Roger Smith, of Garland, Texas, and grandson, Stephen Smith, and fiancee, Whitney Almand, of Clarksville, Tenn., Bonnie and husband, Paul Eash Sr., of Johnstown and grandson, Joshua Eash, and wife, Alison (Foster), of Cambridge, Ohio, great-grandson, John, granddaughters, Marlowe Eash of Alexandria, Va., and Sarah Eash of Johnstown, grandsons Paul Eash Jr. and Aaron Eash of Johnstown, Tammy and husband, Charles Desrosiers, of Millbury, Mass., grandson, Nicholas Mish, of Johnstown, Christine and husband, the Rev. Paul C. Lundmark, of Wilmington, Del., grandsons, Christian, R. Lukas and Gregory Lundmark of Wilmington, Del., Jolene and husband R. Ralph Cunningham of Johnstown, grandson, Justin Cunningham and wife, Miranda (Donaldson), of Johnstown, and granddaughter, Alexis (Cunningham) and husband, Joshua Capouellez, of Johnstown. She is also survived by her loving sister, Myrt, and husband, Paul Custer, along with numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews.
Sarah graduated from Greater Johnstown High School in 1947 and attended University of Pittsburgh, Cypress Avenue Campus, and graduated from Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1951. Her career included working at Memorial Hospital as a private-duty nurse in multiple hospitals, and she touched many lives from 1970-95 as an Elks' Home Service Nurse for United Cerebral Palsy of the Southern Alleghenies serving Bedford, Blair, Cambria and Somerset counties. She retired in December of 1995 after a long, fulfilling career.
A lifelong resident of Kernville, she spent many years actively involved in Mothers' Club at Somerset Street Elementary School, including serving as president. She was a charter member of Anna L. Windolph Chapter 495, Order of the Eastern Star, mother adviser and advisory board member for Johnstown Assembly 42, Order of the Rainbow for Girls and member and past president of the Elks Auxiliary. She taught Sunday school and Bible school and served on the Altar Guild of First Lutheran Church (Vine Street) and volunteered for UCP and the MS Society.
She loved life, cherished her family and was an avid reader. She was fortunate to be surrounded by a large circle of friends throughout her entire life and treasured each and every one of them.
Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2013, at George E. Mason Funeral Home, 1687 Tire Hill Road, Davidsville, Pa. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at the funeral home officiated by the Rev. Paul C. Lundmark of Grace Lutheran Church, Hockessin, Del.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition.