Sager, Sandra

Sandra E. (Ford) Sager, 73, of Walnut St., Fayette, Ohio, died Dec. 7, 2013, at her home, surrounded by her family.

She was born Dec. 11, 1939, in Wauseon, Ohio, to the late Ross W. and Mary F. (Miller) Ford. She married John Albert Cook in 1963 in Montpelier, Ohio, and he preceded her in death July 17, 1971. She then married John F. Sager on Aug. 4, 1975, in Wauseon, and he also preceded her in death Nov. 2, 2007.

Sandy was a life-long Fayette area resident and attended Gorham-Fayette High School. One of her greatest passions in life was writing poetry. She published a collection of her poems in her book, “Lost Love Letters,” and was awarded a Merit Award from the American Poet Society. She also enjoyed reading, camping, painting and treasure hunting, and she was an avid music lover. Sandy previously attended the Fayette United Methodist Church.

Sandy is survived by two sons, Todd (and Sherry) Cook of Elkhart, Ind., and William Cook of Archbold, Ohio; four daughters, Tammy (and Patrick) Kennedy of Winter Haven, Fla., Mary Schuler of Tucson, Ariz., Andrea “Josie” Cook of Fayette, and Heidi (and Craig) Paxton of Archbold; a sister, Kathy (and Gerald) Purdue of Fayette; her fiancée, Jimmy Dean Holland of Adrian, Mich.; 20 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law, John “Randy” (and Theresa) Cook, and a son-in-law, Mark Schuler.

Funeral services are planned at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette, with Jay Purdue officiating. Interment will follow at the Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. Monday.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Fayette American Legion John Dale Post #143.