Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Sara M. Lease (January 3, 2015)

Sara M. Lease age 82, of Greenville passed away at 1:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville. Sara was born December 27, 1932 in Darke County to the late Waldo & Edna (Cook) Hawes.

Sara is survived by her children, Nancy A. Livingston of New Weston, Ronald E. & Crisann Lease of Greenville, Timothy J. Lease of Greenville and Teresa L. & David Jackson of Dayton; 4 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Charles Hawes of Greenville.

In addition to her parents, Sara was also preceded in death by her husband, Francis E. “Frank” Lease whom she married April 19, 1952; son-in-law, Dennis Livingston; a great-grandchild; 6 brothers; and a sister.

Sara was a homemaker, former cook at Sater Lanes in Greenville, and ran a vegetable stand along with her late husband at the corner of Plum and Morrow Street from 1959-1993. Sara was an active member of Grace Brethren Church in Greenville. She was also a member of the Greenville Eagles Ladies Auxiliary, Greenville V.F.W. and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

A funeral service will be held at 3:30 P.M. on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Danny Wright officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 2:00 to 3:30 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com