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Sara J. Shields
Sara J. ShieldsRed Rose2Sara J. Shields, 80 of Richwood, died peacefully early Tuesday morning, March 7, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born September 9, 1936 in Richwood to the late Sturgis and Gladys (Flesher) Cheney. †On December 28, 1958, she married Thomas H. Shields at the First United Methodist Church in Richwood and he preceded her in death April 18, 2016. †She was also predeceased by a brother, John Cheney and a sister, Carolyn Cheney.

Sara was a 1954 graduate of Richwood High School and The Ohio State University, class of 1958 in the School of Dental Hygiene. She was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church in Richwood, serving on several committees. † She was a former member of the North Union PTA and Athletic Boosters. †Sara gave countless hours volunteering, serving her family, church, friends and community.

Sports and family was a huge part of the Shields household, from junior sports to North Union High School to college basketball and football, Sara and Tom did not miss much, attending all they could or by watching video of games and activities of family across the country. †She attended many Cleveland Indians games and NCAA Tournament Games during March Madness.

Travel was a big part of her life, traveling each summer with the family. †After retirement, she and Tom traveled many places across the USA, Torch Lake, Michigan being one of their favorites. Their Las Vegas trips always provided great stories. †They also enjoyed their time and travel in harness racing.

She loved her time with her close group of friends and their "girlfriend getaways".

Always organized, she led by example. Tom referred to people stepping in her kitchen that they were entering "Sara Camp".

She enjoyed her Bridge and Euchre Clubs, playing the piano, cooking and entertaining. †She also loved spending time outdoors caring for her flowers and landscaping.

Surviving are her devoted children, Eric (Kandi Krebehenne) Shields, Richwood; Brian (Laurie) Shields, Evergreen, Co; Carolyn (Rick) Baber, Reidsville, NC; Alison (Duane) Jolliff, Richwood; grandchildren, William and Warren Shields, Lucca, Marco and Siena Shields, Sam and Zach Baber, Jaxon and Alex Jolliff; siblings, Eugene (Isabell) Cheney, Upper Sandusky; Robert (Melva) Cheney, Richwood; Phyllis Oman, Richwood; and many special cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Funeral Services will be Friday, March 17, 2017 at 6:00 PM at the Richwood First United Methodist Church with Pastor Joseph Rhea officiating. †Private burial will take place at a later date in the Claibourne Cemetery. †Friends may call Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 4 to 8 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to North Union Athletic Boosters, 401 North Franklin Street, Richwood, OH †43344 and the First United Methodist Church, 18 South Fulton Street, Richwood, OH †43344.

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#1 from: Gail DeGood-Guy and Tom Guy
Richwood
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 2:52 PM

Dear Shields family.   Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss of Sara.   May God watch over you all during this most difficult time.   Tom & Gail



#2 from: Judy Hall Baker
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 2:55 PM

I am soo sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all



#3 from: Joseph Dawn Howald and family
 
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 2:58 PM

We are thinking of all of you! Sending you love and prayers! I absolutely loved all my times being with/around Sara! Just an amazing women!



#4 from: Karen McMahan
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 3:06 PM

My second family, my home away from home.  I have been blessed to have such a beautiful soul in my life! She will always and forever be my other mom. God bless you all!



#5 from: Randy Evans
Camden, OH 45311
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 3:08 PM

We are truly sorry for your loss. What an elligant lady.Randy and Joanne Evans



#6 from: Walter and Colleen Fiant
Marion Ohio
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 3:17 PM

We are so very sorry to hear about your loss.  Sara was always such a high energy, kind, loving person. We will keep your family in our prayers.  

Sara had a wonderful smile and laugh. She loved her family.



#7 from: Gary Nibert
 
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 3:36 PM

Prayers



#8 from: johna nibert
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 3:52 PM

So sorry to hear of Sara's passing. You have my deepest sympathy. Have your familys in my prayers.
              Johna Nibert and Blaine




#9 from: Belinda Morone Weldin
 
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 3:57 PM

Allison I'm so sorry for your loss!



#10 from: Randy Cheney
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 4:17 PM

I was saddened to hear of cousin Sara passing. I share wholeheartedly in your grief. May our Lord ease the pain.



#11 from: Virg and Jani Rankin
 
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 4:55 PM

So sad to hear that Sarah passed.  She was a wonderful Mom.  You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.



#12 from: Ron Eastman Family
Mt. Victory
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 5:15 PM

Remembering your family in prayer.



#13 from: Donnie and Kathie (Davis) Pfister
†Northfield, Ohio
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 5:23 PM

We are both so sorry to hear of Saras passing. Just know we are thinking of all of you.




#14 from: Rona Penix
 
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 6:16 PM

sorry to hear of saras passing, our thoughts and prayers are with all your family.



#15 from: Doc & Connie Rizor
Marysville
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 6:36 PM

Our thoughts & prayers are with the family.




#16 from: Von & Alma Beal
Richwood
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 7:17 PM

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Sara was a wonderful woman. We always enjoyed stopping in and chatting with her.
Our deepest sympathy to the family.



#17 from: Karen Elaine Landom
Ft. Pierce, Fl.
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 7:54 PM

Shields Family.
 So sorry for your loss.Sara, will be missed by all that knew her..She was a classy lady!
 At this time, may your family, friends, and the many memories, help you through.
  My deepest sympathy.
 Karen



#18 from: Matt and Amy Rankin
Toledo, OH
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 8:07 PM

Condolences to the Shields family.  Sara was supportive and caring of everyone in our community.  She will be missed.  



#19 from: The Hamilton Family
Richwood
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 8:09 PM

Sorry for your family's loss.  Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Walt, Allison & Sam



#20 from: Holly Knox (Malicote)
Lancaster OH
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 8:38 PM

So sorry for your loss but God has received a blessed new child of his! I loved Mrs. Shields and the rest of the whole family!  Praying for you all!!  Keep your faith and God will get you through this sad time! Love you all!



#21 from: Mark Kemp
,
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 9:30 PM

Sorry to hear of your loss. May God's peace be with you.



#22 from: Doug and Tammy Beeney
 
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 10:53 PM

Prayers to yourfamily Sara was a wonderful lady



#23 from: Mary Howell
Marion, Ohio
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 11:08 PM

Shields Family,
I'm so sorry to hear of Sara's passing.  She was a kind and loving person, and a friend to everyone.  Your family is in my prayers. May God be with you at this difficult time.



#24 from: Pat Farrington, Jim and Judy Ferguson
Deland, FL
Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 12:54 AM

Eric and family.
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. We are in Florida and will not be able to attend her services, but we will be thinking of you.



#25 from: terry everly
 
Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 1:16 AM

sorry for your loss.




#26 from: SanDee Tidd
Richwood, Ohio
Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 6:47 AM

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers to the family at this time and as God has Blessed you with many wonderful memories reflect on them always. Sara will be missed. Claude & SanDee



#27 from: Danny and Sox Jordan
 
Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 9:23 AM

So very sorry for your loss. Sara was a great lady. She will be missed by many. Love and prayers to the family.



#28 from: Ken and Dee Dee Brust
Springfield, Ohio
Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 2:57 PM

To The Shields Family:
We are so sad to hear the passing of your beautiful and sweet Mother!  We are praying for all you during this difficult time.
Ken and Dee Dee Brust



#29 from: Richard and Doris Griffith
Wauchula Florida
Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 4:50 PM

To all the Shields family:  Richard and I both send our sympathies to you at the passing of your beloved Sara.  We spent many years enjoying playing euchre with our club and even were members with Tom and Sara bowling in Richwood.  We were the "Tom, Dick, and Honeys! May God give you His peace.




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#31 from: Terry and Barb kemp
 
Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 8:27 PM

We are sending our sympathy to the family of Sara and you all are in our thoughts and prayers.



#32 from: Jeff and Greta Graham
Richwood OH
Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 7:53 AM

We are sorry to hear of Sara's passing. She was a wonderful caring beautiful lady. A pillar to the community. She will be missed by everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. She is now in paradise 🕇




#33 from: Harley and Charlene Jolliff
Richwood
Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 9:38 AM

Our deepest sympathy to the family. We have great memories of time spent at summer baseball games.



#34 from: Nancy Pacha-Virgil Hoffman
Delaware,Oh.43015
Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 10:07 AM

To all the Shields Family,Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Sarah was such a wonderful person to all and she will be greatly missed.You all have such great memories and now she is with Tom and in no more pain.I will be unable to be with you but know I am with you in spirit.Love you all!



#35 from: Paula Baker
Richwood
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 11:42 AM

To the Shields family... my deepest  sympathies are with you all. I am so sorry for you loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.



#36 from: Vicki and Bob Webb
Marion
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 12:15 PM

So sorry for your loss. She was a great lady. We go way back. I remember babysitting for all the kids back in the middle 60's. Prayers are with all of you.

Bob and Vicki Webb



#37 from: Jim, Hunter, Brooke Oman
 
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 1:03 PM

A beautiful woman, with a beautiful family.



#38 from: David and Tracy Davis
Richwood
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 5:26 PM

Our deepest sympathy  
To the Shields Family.  Prayers go out to All.    



#39 from: Don & Darlene Krawczyk
Richwood, OH
Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 10:56 AM

To all of the Shields & Cheney families . . . sending our heartfelt condolences in the loss of Sara.  Will forever miss Sara & Tom at church.  May God's loving care cover all of you.  In deepest sympathy.   Don & Darlene Krawczyk



#40 from: Janet McKnight Mangini
Columbus
Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 3:55 PM

My deepest sympathies for the Shields family. Sara was such a kind lady and made a great impression on me! When I was about 12, I helped her with vacation Bible school. She had the class working on a weaving project to make a necklace to hold a whistle. It was a lot of fun to help her with the class, and hear her gentle message to help mold young people. I know she raised a great family as well! Peace to you all.



#41 from: Doug and Wendy Karcher
Fayetteville, AR
Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 3:59 PM

To the family of Sara Shields,
Sending you love and sympathy during this difficult time.  Sara was always so warm, kind, and welcoming.  Particularly to Alisonís high school friends, who likely over-stayed their welcome at the Shieldís home, but didnít know any better at the time.  You are in our thoughts this week.




#42 from: Jim and Sandra Christy
Piqua, OH
Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 8:54 PM

To the family--- So sorry for your loss.  Cherish your memories.  Our thoughts and love.
Jim and Sandra Christy



#43 from: Angel (Pancho) & Madelon Uribe
Marion Ohio
Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 5:31 PM

With sincere sympathy that God will give you, His help, His strength, and His hope during the time of sorrow for the loss of your mother. God bless you.



#44 from: Mike and Kathy Karcher
 
Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 7:27 PM

As you prepare for your final good byes to your wonderful mother, I pray you find peace. Sending our love to all of you.



#45 from: Mike and Kathy Karcher
 
Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 7:27 PM

As you prepare for your final good byes to your wonderful mother, I pray you find peace. Sending our love to all of you.



#46 from: Fred Smith
 
Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 9:51 AM

From all off the Janet Smith family,we send our condolence and sympathy,in the loss of Sara,my God comfort your family at this time




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