Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

September 4, 2013

Sara Jean Ford-Bozeman, 86

July 31, 1927 – September 4, 2013

Greensburg Daily News

Greensburg — Sara Jean Ford-Bozeman, 86 of Greensburg, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at the Yellow Rose Hospice Center in Indianapolis. Sara Jean was born on July 31, 1927, in Louisville, KY, and was the daughter of Rev. John F. Mitchell and Myrtle Drane-Mitchell.  Sara Jean married Wilbur Ford on June 12, 1959 in Louisville, KY, and he preceded her in death in 1979.

Sara Jean worked in communications at AT&T/Southern Bell. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Greensburg and a former Sunday school teacher, past regent of D.A.R., Greensburg Department Club and a Red Hat Ladies Society member. Sara Jean was also a member of the Decatur County Historical Society, the National Society Magna Charta Dames, the Most Noble Order of the Garter, and Tri Kappa.

Sara Jean enjoyed many good times with her best friend, Katherine Storie.  Their shopping trips held many wonderful memories for both.

She is survived by her daughter Kathryn (Stephen) Woodruff of Greensburg and her son Stephen (Michele) Compton of Jeffersonville, a niece and two nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her brother, John F. “Ted” Mitchell.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, September 6, 2013 from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at noon, all at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at