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Sara Lavina (Reid) Manfull

Sara Lavina (Reid) Manfull, 92, of Augusta, passed away in the loving arms of her family on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, at her home.

Born Aug. 15, 1917, in Specht, between Augusta and Mechanicstown, she was the daughter of the late John D. and Lovella Blanche (Andrews) Reid.

Always a farm girl, Sara spent her childhood working on the family's cattle operation with her three sisters: Bernice (Robert) McClester, Martha (Edgar) Snode and Elnora (John) Ocel, all of Mechanicstown.

She attended Muskingum College and then married Clair "Bud" Manfull of Augusta. The couple took over Manfull Orchards and Farm Market operations from Bud's father, Paul Jehue Manfull. Though Sara's memory was clouded by Alzheimer's in her last years, she continued to take pride in the farm, her flowerbeds and her family.

Sara is survived by two daughters: Connie (Jesse) Crate of Garrettsville and JoAnn (John) Scherr of Augusta. She was a treasured grandmother to Jennifer (Ryan) Kiko of Mechanicstown; Brent (Jennifer) Baker of Mechanicstown; Rebekah (Jay) Gansheimer of Augusta; and Taryn (Caleb) Jeffreys of Nashville, TN. She also enjoyed her nine great-grandchildren.

Sara was preceded in death by her husband Bud in 1996; and sisters Bernice McClester and Martha Snode.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Herrington-Bethel United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22. Pastor Lee Iden will officiate. Burial will be in Augusta Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Augusta Volunteer Fire Department, 3041 Aurora Rd., PO Box 107, Augusta, OH 44607.

Friends unable to attend may register online at: www.FarmgirlFollies.com or www.bartleyfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements entrusted to the Bartley Funeral Home of Minerva.

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