Sara Fenton

April 7, 1926 - November 25, 2006
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Sara Jane Fenton, age 80, a loving wife, devoted mother, and cherished grandmother, died Saturday, November 25, 2006, in Union Hospital at Dover.

Born at Dover, April 7, 1926, Sara was a daughter of the late Howard L. and Emma Treacle Ulrich. Sara grew up in New Philadelphia and graduated from NPHS in 1944.

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Sara Jane Fenton, age 80, a loving wife, devoted mother, and cherished grandmother, died Saturday, November 25, 2006, in Union Hospital at Dover.

Born at Dover, April 7, 1926, Sara was a daughter of the late Howard L. and Emma Treacle Ulrich. Sara grew up in New Philadelphia and graduated from NPHS in 1944.

A longtime member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Sara sang in the church choir for more than fifty years. Mrs. Fenton has an equally impressive tenure as a volunteer for Union Hospital where she served as one of the hospital’s Pink Ladies, and as a volunteer in the gift shop for more than thirty years.

Perhaps she will be best remembered though for the care she gave to her family. She and her sister, Doris, married two of the Fenton Brothers. Sara and Harold were married September 14, 1947 in Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Together, they reared three boys, Thomas (Ellen) Fenton of New Philadelphia, Chris (Jackie) Fenton of Dover, and Ronald Fenton of Mineral City.

Sara was blessed with five granddaughters, Amy Fenton and her companion Dave King of Tallmadge, Ohio, Kelly (Chris) Schoelles of Dover, Lindsey (Mark) Rosneck of New Philadelphia, Brooke Fenton and Jennica Fenton, both of Dover; five great-grandchildren, Olivia and Owen Schoelles, and Nolan, Audrey, and Eleanor Rosneck. Sara’s brother-in-law, Leo (Doris) Fenton, of New Philadelphia; as well as numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Charles and Karen Graham of New Philadelphia, complete the family.

Friends are invited to call Wednesday, November 29, 2006 from 4PM – 7PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia where Lutheran Church Council Services will commence at 7 PM. Pastor Mike Walters will lead Sara’s funeral service Thursday morning November 30, 2006 at 11 AM in Emmanuel Lutheran Church at New Philadelphia with calling hours one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow in East Avenue Cemetery. A reception will be given in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover following the committal service.

The Fenton family requests that memorial contributions be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 202 East High Avenue New Philadelphia, OH 44663.


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Born: April 7, 1926
Died: November 25, 2006

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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.


Dawn & Fred Kinsey posted on 11/30/06

Dear Tom and Ellen, We are sending our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. May her sweet memories give you comfort and peace. Sincerely, Dawn and Fred Kinsey


Dwain and Liz hicks posted on 11/30/06

Dear Tom and Family,We just learned of the sudden passing of your Mother late this afternoon. We were deeply saddened to hear this news and are especially sorry to have learned after the calling hours and service. Our entire family was in for Thanksgiving including Brent and my sister and family from New York. The group was here from Tues the 21st until late Tues the 28th. I finally picked up the papers on Wed evening and hadn't begun to read them. Butch just walked in and told me the news. We are so sorry we weren't there to support you at this very difficult time. We will be in touch and visit when it is convenient for you. Know that we will be praying for God's loving arms to embrace you with comfort. I know it will especially be difficult with the holiday approaching. I'm glad you were able to all be together for Thanksgiving. This will be the first Christmas for all of us without our Mom's. They were such treasures. Love, Liz and Butch


Mark, Melissa, Chad and Natalie Fahner posted on 11/29/06

Our thoughts are prayers are with the Fenton and Ulrich families. Aunt Sara will be greatly missed.


Phil and Wanda Kashuba posted on 11/28/06

Please accept our deepest condolences. We hope your memories of wonderful times together help ease you through this difficult time.


Melanie Archer posted on 11/28/06

Dear Harold and family, I have known Sara since 1973 when I worked at Elaine Powers and she came in...She was with a group of ladies that became friends along with all of us who were employed there..We had a lot of fun times. From then on Sara and I would always talk and still laugh together when we would meet. She was a very special lady and I will miss her..You are in my thoughts and prayers..Take Care and cherish your memories of her as I will.


Paul and Ruth Edwards posted on 11/28/06

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The Fenton family has been important to the community. Please accept our condolences and our prayers. Regards, Paul and Ruth Edwards


Espenschied Family posted on 11/27/06

To The Fenton Family, We are so sorry to hear about your mom. Our prayers are with you. We lost our mom in April of this year. It is a difficult time but we know she is in a much better place. A thought of your mom and your Aunt Betty and our mom enjoying there card club again. They had so many good times years ago. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Bill, Tom, Rick, Nancy Espenschied.


Larry and Arlene Tinker posted on 11/27/06

Harold, I can't tell you how surprised and sad we are to know my friend Sara has passed on now. I will miss seeing and talking to her in New Phila., when we visit there peridoically. She and I shared a lot of good times and laughs together over the past many yrs. as you know. She was a true friend . As much as we would like to be in Ohio to attend services etc., it just isn't possible at this time. I will never forget my lovely friend. Please accept our condolences for you and your family. Thinking of you. Arlene and Larry Tinker


Ed, Lisa, Eric and JoJo Singhaus posted on 11/27/06

Dear Tom, Ellen and Family, Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Ed, Lisa, Eric and JoJo Singhaus


Tom Kiley posted on 11/27/06

With my deepest sympathy. May God bless you all.


Joe Milius posted on 11/27/06

Harold and family, Sorry to hear of your loss of your wife and mother. My thoughts are with you at this moment.


Robert Ochsenbein posted on 11/27/06

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know she had to be very proud, of her family. I only know, Harold, Tom, And Chris, and if they are anything like their wife & mother, then she had to be a very special lady. If there is anything I can do, please let me know. Sincerly, Bob