Sara Ann Gray

April 11, 1931 ~ March 20, 2021 (age 89)


Sara Ann Gray, 89, of Belleville, passed away Saturday, March 20, 2021, at Valley View Haven.

Born on April 11, 1931, in Reedsville, she was a daughter of the late David Howard and Anna Marie (Hetrick) Houser.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Andrew Gray (married April 12, 1953); and two sisters, Mary Margaret Lacombe and Donna Marie Fredd.

She is survived by; daughters, Susan Shoemaker, of Lewistown, Nancy Avolese, of Middletown; and a grandson, Derek Andrew Shoemaker and wife, Rachel of Phillipsburg; two great-grandchildren, Adriana Marie, and Tristan Andrew Shoemaker; brothers, Jay Houser and wife, Gladys, of Bellefonte, David Houser and wife, Cecila, of Woodward; a brother-in-law, Joseph Lacombe, of Milroy, a sister-in-law, Janet Renninger and husband, Bill of Millerstown, and many nieces and nephews.

Sara was a Reedsville High School graduate, and a graduate of Lewistown School of Nursing.

She was an active  member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church of Havice Valley, and Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing Alumni. She enjoyed her rose garden, attending her grandson’s baseball games, and swimming during the warmer months.

Sara worked as a Licensed Registered Nurse, in the emergency room for most of her career, then becoming the 3-11 Supervisor over the entire hospital. She retired after 47 years of service.

No services will be held.

Arrangements are under the care of Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown.

Memorial contributions may be made in Sara Ann’s memory to St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, c/o Joyce Wagner, P.O. Box 1, Milroy, PA 17063.


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