Sara Jane Storm, 81, of rural Bellefontaine, passed away Tuesday afternoon, July 1, 2014 in her home surrounded by her family.
She was born on January 23, 1933 in Hardin County, the daughter of the late Clifford and Lucille Risner Anspach. On July 16, 1954 she married Richard F. Storm, who preceded her in death on November 13, 1994. She was also preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law, The Rev. Gene and Pat Anspach; and a granddaughter, Stephanie Marie Storm.
Sara is survived by her children, Scott (Kim Reames) Storm, Casey (Deb) Storm, and Bruce Storm and Mary Ann (Randy) Kemp; daughter-in-law, Julie Storm; grandchildren, Robert, Brandon (Sheridon), Amanda, Dan (Heather), Tisha (Timothy) and Cody; and great-grandchildren, Zalaney, Riggs, Paxton and William.
A 1951 graduate of Washington Township Schools in Lewistown, she grew up in the Indian Lake area. For more than 40 years, and through five pastorates, she faithfully served as the secretary of the First Church of God in Bellefontaine, where she also taught the First Grade Sunday School class, was actively engaged with the Vacation Bible School program and was a member of many boards and committees.
Friends may call on Saturday morning, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the First Church of God, where services will follow at 11:30 a.m., with the Revs. Gary Swogger, Ron Irick and Ray Headings officiating. Interment is in the Bellefontaine Cemetery.
Those wishing to make a contribution in her memory are encouraged to do so to the Bellefontaine First Church of God, 1000 E. Brown Ave., Bellefontaine or Universal Home Health and Hospice, 701 S. Main Street, Bellefontaine, OH.
Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine is handling the arrangements and condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.