Sara Kathryn Stearns, Sept. 5, 1929 - Sept. 15, 2008

May 28, 2015


SEPT. 5, 1929-SEPT. 15, 2008


Sara Kathryn Stearns, 79, of Tiffin, died Monday evening, Sept. 15, 2008, at her home.

She was born Sept. 5, 1929, in Vincennes, Ind. Her first adoptive parents were Arthur and Anna O’Donnell of Vincennes. Mr. O’Donnell died within five months and Mrs. O’Donnell was killed in an accident in 1937. Sara was then adopted by Lloyd and Eva Webster of Sandusky; both are now deceased.

Sara was a 1947 graduate of Sandusky High School and Heidelberg College in 1951, with additional studies at Bowling Green State University and Findlay College. Of her 32 years of elementary teaching, four years were in Sandusky and 28 years in the Tiffin Public School System. After retirement, she continued to substitute and tutor for many years.

She served as president of AAUW (American Association of University Women) and Penthouse and Tiffin Shrine Ladies. Other memberships include Delta Kappa Gamma, Republican Women and Seneca County Retired Teachers.

She married David R. Stearns, Dec. 19, 1954, and he survives; along with sons, Eric (Linda) of Tiffin, Craig of Greenfield, Ind.; and grandson, Matthew of Tiffin; his twin sister, Hannah, is deceased.

Her body has been cremated; visitation and services have already taken place. Burial will be private in Milan Cemetery at a later date. Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home, Tiffin, assisted the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to CASA, 21 Court St., Tiffin, OH 44883, or Shriners Hospital, Chicago, Ill.

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