Monday, October 10, 2011

Sarah Margaret McCarty (October 9, 2011)

Sarah Margaret McCarty, age 86, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 1:05 AM at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville, Ohio. She was born on May 23, 1925 in Gallia County, Ohio, to the late Joseph and Rena (Lewis) Rife.

Sarah was a retired teacher from Bradford High School. She was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles, Ohio. She was an avid quilter and volunteered at the Johnson Farm in Piqua, Ohio.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Lutellis McCarty; son, Lutellis McCarty and infant sister, Lela Rife; brother, Billy Rife.

She is survived by her daughters and sons in law, Teresa & Dennis Stryker of Bradford, Ohio, Kathleen McCarty of Oregon, and Sue & Ted Lau of Curtice, Ohio; daughter in law, Marge McCarty of Norcross, Georgia; grandchildren, Joseph, Andrew, Matthew, Joshua, Anna, Micah, Emma, and Elizabeth; 6 great grandchildren; sisters, Lucille Stites of Dunedin, Florida and Betty Feree of Gahanna, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 10:30 AM at St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. David Vincent celebrant. There will be a graveside service held on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Rife Cemetery in Gallipolis, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 from 5-8 PM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio.

t is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund or American Diabetes Association. Condolences for the family may be sent to