Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

January 25, 2013

Arlean F. Sadler

Jan. 10, 1920 - Jan. 24, 2013


— Arlean F. Sadler departed this life for her heavenly home on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, surrounded by her beloved daughter and son-in-law. She was born Jan. 10, 1920, in Fauquier County, Va.  

She was a telephone operator for Chesapeake Potomac in Washington, D.C., Indiana Bell and AT&T, retiring in 1989 after 32 years of service.

Arlean loved her family and was a devoted mother to her son, Roger D. Sadler and his wife, Sherry, Chesterfield, Mo., and to her daughter, Mona L. Shoffner and her husband, Jim, Kokomo.

She was preceded in death by her son, Ronald E. Knott, Washington, D.C.; her two sisters, Marie Shuey and Mae MacWelch, both of Alexandria, Va.; and her brother, Richard Shipp, Alexandria, Va.

Arlean was a proud grandmother of three, Marli Jo Cook, Trevor Sadler and Makenna Sadler. She was also grandmother to her two “special grandsons,” Gizmo and Charlie.

Arlean was a member of the Pioneers of America and Ambassadair Travel Club. Her hobbies included knitting, bowling, reading, watching television, walking and square dancing.

Arlean will be sincerely missed by her family and friends.

Arlean’s family would like to give sincere thanks to Guardian Angel Hospice. They truly were angels in our time of need.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Visiting hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Guardian Angel Hospice. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.sunsetmemorygarden.com.