Thursday, September 17th, 2009
Sarah Ellen Eichar, 93, 929 Frahm Pike, Celina, died at 9:35 a.m. Sept. 14, 2009, at the home of her daughter.
She was born March 15, 1916, in Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, to Samuel and Jessie Smalley Carr. On Oct. 1, 1938, she married Carl Jamison Eichar, who died Oct. 3, 1979.
Surviving are a son, Carl J. (Laurie) Eicher, Safety Harbor, Fla.; two daughters, Mary Harriet Bader, Celina, and Sara Jane (Dan) Bowell, Upland, Ind.; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are four brothers, Dewey, David, Kenneth, Robert Carr; and two sisters, Marie Carr and Mary Merriman.
She was a retired teacher, having taught in Willshire, Dayton, and Lakeside, and was a founding teacher at Graceland preschool, Celina. She graduated from Rockford High School and Bowling Green State University. Her first teaching job was in a one room school house in Blackcreek Township. She was a member of Grace Missionary Church, Celina.
Services are 3 p.m. Sunday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, the Revs. Steve Howell, Randy Swanson and a nephew, Rev. Paul Eichar, officiating. Burial is at Willshire Cemetery.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Saturday and 2-3 p.m. Sunday prior to service.
Contributions can be made to the State of the Heart-Taylor University or the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches, Boys Ranch.