Sarah E. Cunningham, age 91, of Washington, PA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at Washington Hospital.
Born March 30, 1928, in East Finley Twp., she is the daughter of the late Wayne W. and Martha (Kahlbaugh) Ealy.
Sarah graduated from Claysville High School in 1946. She was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church in Claysville where she was active in the Fellowship Class, Mission Circle, church activities and serving meals. Sarah married Kenneth W. Cunningham on August 24, 1947, the couple was married for 36 years until Kenneth passed away on August 19, 1984. Sarah was employed with The Washington City Mission as their Food Service Director for nine years until she retired in 1994. Sarah enjoyed baking bread, pies and cookies. She also was known to crochet and sew. Sarah loved her family with her whole heart and getting to be a part of her grandchildren’s lives meant the world to her.
She is survived by two daughters, Sharon Ratliff, of Brownstown, IN. and Karen (Kenny) Wheeler, of Washington, PA; 12 grandchildren, Deanna, Sarah Jean, Jennifer, Kirk, Tracy, Charles, Belinda, Scott, Angela, Rachael, Michael and Jared; 19 great-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Elmer (Judy) Ealy, of Claysville, PA; two sisters, Mary Ellen (Bob) Livingood and Wilma Dorsey, all of Graysville, PA.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Gary Cunningham; one daughter, Denise Harsh; two brothers, George and Wright Ealy; one sister, Gertrude Cunningham, who died in a fire with their mother at home; a special aunt, Martha Ealy, who made her home with Sarah and Kenneth; three sons-in-law, Neal Kelly, James Harsh, and Earl Ratliff; one daughter-in-law, Patricia Cunningham.
Friends will be received on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 317 Main St. Claysville, PA, 15323 with a funeral service to follow in the church. A private burial will be held at Enon Cemetery, West Finley, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 65, Claysville, PA, 15323 or Enon Cemetery, 332 Enon Church Rd., West Finley, PA, 15377.
Please view and sign the online tribute wall at www.kestersonfh.com.