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Sarah Martha Showers Hesselgesser
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Birth: May 24, 1918
Champaign County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 8, 2009
Ohio, USA

Springfield News-Sun (OH) - Wednesday, November 11, 2009
HESSELGESSER, Sarah M. (Showers) 91 of Dayton, passed away Sunday evening, November 8, 2009 at Walnut Creek Nursing Center, Kettering. Prior to moving to Dayton in 1992, she was a long-time resident of Urbana. She was born May 24, 1918 in Mad River Township, Champaign County to Esta (Gearhart) and Clifford Showers. She is preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Kenton. After graduation from Westville High School, she attended Moore's Business College in Urbana. Early years of employment at Grimes Manufacturing and Rex Ponn Dodge were followed by her business career as bookkeeper/accountant for the Brandeberry Chrysler-Plymouth dealership in Urbana. Sarah was a member of many professional organizations including the Gem City Unit National Association of Parliamentarians, the Urbana and Jonathan Dayton Chapters Daughters of the American Revolution, and Toastmistress International. She was involved with literacy programs in Champaign and Clark counties and in 1991 was selected for the United Way's President's Award. An avid family genealogy researcher, Sarah enjoyed the many people who shared this interest with her. She was instrumental in the Urbana DAR chapter's role in the 1997 dedication of the Simon Kenton monument in Oak Dale cemetery. She was active for many years in the Urbana United Methodist Church as Sunday school teacher and choir member. As a Dayton resident she was a member of the Belmont United Methodist Church. She belonged to the Disciplined Order of Christ. Sarah is survived by her husband of 62 years, Delmar W. Hesselgesser; sons Mark (Drinda) Hesselgesser, Englewood and John (Susan) Hesselgesser, Centerville; granddaughters Brooke Hesselgesser, Ellyn Klein, and Lauren Schippers, Centerville; sister-in- law Jean (Tom) Comer, Urbana; nephew Don (Carol) Comer and grand nephews Daniel and Matthew Comer, Urbana; niece Brenda Richendollar, Urbana. Family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00am in the WALTER & SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 642 S. Main St., Urbana on Thursday November 12, 2009. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 am with Rev. Paul Jones officiating. Burial will be at Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Red Bird Mission, 70 Queendale Center, Beverly, KY 40913.
Family links: 
  Clifford Kenton Showers (1883 - 1957)
  Esta Gearhart Showers (1881 - 1969)
  Delmar Wesley Hesselgesser (1920 - 2010)
Oak Dale Cemetery
Champaign County
Ohio, USA
Created by: Jim Ferris
Record added: May 20, 2013
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Sarah Martha <i>Showers</i> Hesselgesser
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- Jim Ferris
 Added: May. 20, 2013

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