Sarah Louise Jones Lapp, 68, of Anderson, Ind., died Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Community Hospital, following a life-long battle with heart disease.
Born Dec. 3, 1945, in Monroe, La., to the late Carlton and Lois McGee Jones, she relocated to Anderson and was a pioneer open-heart surgery patient of Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis. Her charisma and the miracles of God allowed her to far surpass prognosticated life spans.
In 1963, she graduated from Anderson High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree at Anderson College in 1967. Sarah began her teaching career in Anderson Public Schools and retired from Springfield Local Schools, Toledo.
Among her voluntary endeavors were newsletter editor-in-chief, historic Manor House, Toledo; advocate and fundraiser, Riley Hospital; member of Women of the Church of God; and outreach for Stephen Ministries. She attended Dorr Street Church of God, Toledo, from 1970 to 2004 and South Meridian Church of God, Anderson, Ind., in childhood and from 2004 to 2014.
Sarah is survived by her husband of 43 years, Joseph Lapp of Anderson, whom she married Aug. 9, 1970; son, Hans (Dawn) Lapp of Kokomo, Ind.; daughter, Susane (Daniel) Jenkins of St. Louis; six grandchildren, Nolan, Levi and Evan Lapp and Emma, Caleb and Isaac Jenkins; sister, Wanda Mills of Lapel, Ind.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life service is at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at South Meridian Church of God, Anderson, Ind., with visitation is one hour prior.
Memorial contributions may be given to Riley Hospital, the American Heart Association or South Meridian
Arrangements were handled by Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service, Anderson, Ind., where condolences may be expressed at www.rozelle-johnson.com.