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Rebecca (Handshoe) Sawyer

June 17, 1927 ~ June 20, 2019 (age 92)


Rebecca (Handshoe) Sawyer, age 92, of Wolcottville, died with her family gathered around her on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at her residence.  She was born in Gunlock, Kentucky on June 17, 1927 to Alec and Dora (Howard) Handshoe.  Rebecca was married to John C. Sawyer on April 3, 1945 in Hindman, Kentucky and he preceded her in death on June 10, 2007.  She was a devoted wife, homemaker, and mother.  Known as a hardworking employee, she retired from Starcraft in Topeka after 25 years.  Her interests were enjoying her pets, preserving foods, and watching the hummingbirds.  Becky was a talented gardener and quilter especially known for her hand sewn quilts and heirloom vegetables.  But her greatest joys were her children and never missing an opportunity to spend time with family.

Survivors include:
Daughter, Fuschia and Bob Henschen of Wolcottville.
Daughter, Geraldine and Kelly Newsome of Wolcottville.
Daughter, Jeanette and Jackie Everage of Hazard, Kentucky.
Daughter, Sharon Calvert of Oak Harbor, Ohio.
Daughter, Linda and Ron Carter of Battle Creek, Michigan.
Daughter, Sandy and Nick Jacobs of Wolcottville.
Son, Johnny Sawyer of LaGrange.
Son, Tom Sawyer of Wolcottville.
Son, Mike and Kathy Sawyer of Wolcottville.
Son, Ted and Kim Sawyer of Cassopolis, Michigan.
Son, Danny and Barb Sawyer of Lorrain, Ohio.
Over 75 grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; daughter, Patricia Gayle Patrick-Starkey; grandson, Jackie Ray Everage; seven brothers and one sister. 

Visitation will be held Monday, June 24, 2019 anytime after 12:00 noon at Independent Baptist Church in South Milford.  There will be an evening service at 6:00 PM.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Independent Baptist Church with Rev. Earl Bolen and Rev, David Bolen officiating.
Burial will follow at Brushy Chapel Cemetery.
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Arrangements entrusted to Hite Funeral Home. 

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June 24, 2019

12:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Independent Baptist Church
State Road 3 North
South Milford, IN 46786

Funeral Service
June 25, 2019

11:00 AM
Independent Baptist Church
State Road 3 North
South Milford, IN 46786

June 25, 2019

1:00 PM
Brushy Chapel Cemetery
State Road 3
LaGrang, In 46762

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