Marcille A. Sailor, 86

Marcille A. Sailor, 86, of Jackson Center, died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Miami Valley Medical Center, Dayton.

She was born on Nov. 3, 1926, in Shelby County, the daughter of George F. and Matilda Kempfer Wildermuth, who preceded her in death.

On Aug. 28, 1948, she married Richard D. Sailor in St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church, her loving spouse of nearly 65 years, who survives.  Others survivors include two daughters, Marsha Sailor of Jackson Center, Marianne (Wayne) York of New Bremen; and one son, Kevin (Debra) Sailor of Jackson Center; four grandchildren, Matthew (Kelly) York of Jackson Center, Michael (Lisa) York of Cincinnati, and Katy (Brett) Zimpfer of Columbus, Elizabeth Sailor of Jackson Center; four great-grandchildren, Evan and Addison York of Jackson Center, William Richard and Madeline York of Cincinnati; one brother, Ermine (Marlene) Wildermuth of Wapakoneta; a sister-in-law, Ludema Wildermuth of Botkins; brothers-in-law Carl Keysor of Lakeview, Ralph Zwiebel of Jackson Center, Ralph (Barbara) Sailor of Jackson Center, and Lynn Sailor of Sidney; nine nephews and 10 nieces.

She was preceded in death by six sisters, Mildred Weidel, Elsie Keysor, Miriam Zwiebel, and three infant sisters;  brother, Vernon Wildermuth; sisters-in-law Marilyn Veit and Geraldine Sailor; brothers-in-law, Robert Sailor, John Sailor and William Veit.

Mrs. Sailor was a graduate of Blume High School Class of 1944.  She was a devoted wife and mother, an avid gardener and homemaker who enjoyed children and young people.  She always shared loving memories of the children she provided daycare for, Jesse, Thad, and Amanda Fark, Candee Esser, Preston Metz, Brad Hoelscher, Marilyn Kohler, and Elizabeth Sailor.  She was a member of the Jackson Center Jr. American Club.  She enjoyed travel and reading about historic figures.  Her adventurous spirit was adored by many people and at 85 she took her first four-wheeler ride with her granddaughter-in-law.  For 40 years she taught Sunday School at her  lifelong church, St. Jacob Lutheran, Jackson Center and studied the scripture throughout her life.

Friends may call at Eichholtz Daring and Sanford Funeral Home, Jackson Center from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday.  Funeral services will be held at St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church, Jackson Township at 11 a.m. Tuesday, the Rev. Shannon Vogelezang, officiating, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.  

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jackson Center Rescue Squad or to St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church.

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