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Sara Hipple


Sara F. (Hataway) Hipple, 91, of Newville, formerly of Middletown, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Green Ridge Village Presbyterian Senior Living. 

She was born Wednesday, March 17, 1926 in Kinston, Ala. to the late Albert and Bama (Lee) Hataway. She was predeceased by her loving husbands Elwood M. Heagy and Delbert P. Hipple.

Sara worked as a secretary for Penn State University Middletown Campus for 23 years. She later worked at Frey Village as the front desk receptionist, as well as volunteering at the Thrift Store in Middletown. Sara was a faithful member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. She found great joy in reading and doing crafts. Most importantly she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister.

She was predeceased by a grandson, Chad McNaughton, and two siblings, Lonnie Hataway and Minnie Saba.

She is survived by three children, Sandy McNaughton and husband Lawrence “Mick”, Edward Heagy, and Janet Parthemer and husband Kenneth; nine grandchildren, Matthew McNaughton, Christie Johnson and husband Ryan, Heather Boyle and husband Timothy, Kurt Forry, Graham, Victoria, and Alexandra Heagy, and Bryan and Andrew Parthemer; grandchild-in-law, Eileen McNaughton Georg; and seven great-grandchildren, Ian, Cole, Gracie, Jack, Claire, Oliver, and Jordan.

Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, April 11 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 121 N. Spring St., Middletown, PA 17057, with the Rev. Dr. J. Richard Eckert officiating. Family and friends are invited for viewing from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Burial followed the funeral in Middletown Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her honor to St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church or to Chapelwood at Green Ridge Village, 210 Big Spring Rd., Newville, PA 17241.

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