Sara A. Oxender age 87, of Ashland, passed away peacefully surrounded by family following a short illness, on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at her residence. She was born in Ashland on February 6, 1934, the daughter of the late Royal and Ethel (Williams) Sigler. Sara had been a lifelong resident of Ashland and a 1953 graduate of Ashland High School. She had been employed with F.E. Myers before becoming a Homemaker and Farm Wife. Sara had been active with 4-H for multiple years, she had been an Advisor and was involved with their garage sales. She enjoyed bird watching, flowers, word search, puzzles, gardening, sewing, cooking, attending local fairs and shopping. She was an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Browns always looking forward to heir games. Sara loved Bingo and especially Christmas.
On March 9, 1957 Sara married Richard “Dick” Oxender who preceded her in death in 2021. Survivors include her son, Jerry (Lisa) Oxender of Nova; daughter, Nancy Edmondson of Perrysville; grandchildren, Nicole (Ryan Drouhard) Zody of Ashland and Blaine Edmondson of Perrysville; along with her sister, Grace Martin of Ashland.
In addition to her parens and husband, Dick, Sara was preceded in death by her son, Thomas Oxender, and brothers, John Sigler and Roy Sigler.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at Heyl Funeral Home with Pastor Howard Barnett officiating. Burial will follow at Polk Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial contribution s may be made in Sara’s memory to Hospice of North Central Ohio 1021 Dauch Dr. Ashland, Ohio 44805. Online condolences may be made left for the family.
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