Sara Jane McCandless

Sara Jane McCandless, 84, of Ellwood City, passed away peacefully at the Passavant Health Center in Zelienople on Sunday, July 29, 2012.
She was born in Ellwood City on May 25 1928 to the late Byron Jay McCandless and the late Sylvia Cooper McCandless.
She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1946 , and from Slippery Rock University with a B.A. degree in 1950. She received her masters degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1956.
She taught first in the Rocky Grove School District in Venango County, and later for many years at North Side School in the Ellwood City Area School District. She taught for over 40 years in her career.

Sara Jane enjoyed her pets of all kinds, and was devoted to helping stray animals.

She had been a member of Christ Presbyterian Church. .

She is survived by her brother, Joseph A. McCandless of Ellwood City.

Friends will be received from 12 Noon until 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 1 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME, 500 Sixth Street, Ellwood City.

A celebration of life service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday at TURNERS, with her pastor, Rev. Tod Custer, of Christ Presbyterian Church, officiating.
Burial will follow in Mt. Chestnut Cemetery in Butler County.
The family wishes to thank the Passavant staff for four years of loving, compassionate care.

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