Sarah H. D'Anna, 95, of 19A Shirley Lane, died Monday (Dec. 3, 2012), in WCA Hospital.
She was born July 15, 1917, in Alamo, Ga., the daughter of John O. and Alberta Sikes Hern.
Prior to retiring, she had been employed as a bookkeeper and accountant at Holyoke Wholesale Co. in Springfield, Mass.
For many years, later in her life, she was a paper car-rier for The Jamestown Post-Journal. Many knew her as the newspaper lady until 1995, when at the age of 88, she finally gave up The Post-Journal paper route she was holding for her grandchildren, Jocelyn and Morgan until they were old enough.
She was the daughter of a Georgia farmer, a loving sister, a devoted mother and grandmother, who maintained a healthy lifes-tyle throughout her 95 years. She was fully able to maintain her own residence, shop, drive, and carry out all her errands. Her doctor stated, "I've never seen a 95 year old walk like you." Sarah was never a burden to anyone, and in fact lovingly cared for Leslie Bamburoski for the past eighteen years, as if she was her own grand-daughter.
Surviving are a son, Lon Bishop of Davie, Fla.; two grandchildren: Morgan Bishop (Kristy Bishop) of Whitesboro, N.Y., and Jocelyn Bishop of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a great grand-son, Conner Bishop of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a sister, Betty Volkwein of Stuart, Fla.; a loving daughter-in-law, Melanie A. Liddie of Lakewood, N.Y.; many nieces and nephews; and Leslie Bamburoski of Lakewood, N.Y., as near a grand-daughter as anyone could ever be.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Igna-tius D'Anna, who died July 4, 1977; and by six brothers and four sisters.
The funeral will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Powers, Present & Sixbey Funeral Home. The Rev. John Kuhlmann will officiate.
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