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Sarah Ann "Sammy" (Myers) Voyles, 94, Alexandria passed Dec. 25, 2016, at the Bethany Pointe Health Campus in Anderson.
She was born July 18, 1922, southeast of Alexandria to Petit B. and Stella (Besser) Myers.
She graduated from Harrison Township High School, class of 1940, and attended Earlham College in Richmond. She worked at Delco-Remy, where she sang in the Delco-Remy Chorus. She married Roger Leon Voyles on Jan. 14, 1957, in the Vermillion Friends Meeting House.
He was employed with the United States Department of Agriculture-Southwest Forestry Service. They moved west to work in the Cibola, Coconino, Lincoln and Carson National Forests. They returned to Madison County following Roger's retirement in 1984. Sarah Ann was well read and traveled to old Mexico and Europe and had an opportunity to see Britain's Royal Family. Her most memorable trip was in 1985 to Greece and Israel, and the trip was indescribable.
Sarah Ann was overwhelmed to tread where her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, had walked while on the earth. While out West she was a member of the United Methodist Church at Grant's, New Mexico, and Camp Verde, Arizona. More recently, she attended the Union Chapel Community Church in rural Summitville.
She and her late husband were lifetime benefactors of the Minnetrista Cultural Center in Muncie. They were also benefactors of White's Residential and Family Services, the Community Hospital Foundation, Earlham College and Purdue University, where they were affiliated with the Purdue University President's Council. In retirement, Sarah Ann was a diligent researcher for her family genealogy. She was instrumental in erecting the Slickville Tile Works historical plaque on the Madison-Delaware County line.
Survivors include niece Elizabeth (Rex) Wesley, Kentucky; nephews Paul (Laura) Hedrick, Kentucky, and Richard Brown, Virginia; and special friends and caregivers, Roger and Carol Bennett.
She was preceded in death by her father in 1983; her mother in 1935; infant brother Richard Myers in 1926; sister, Mildred Louise Myers, in 2001; and her husband in 2007.
Services honoring Sarah Ann's life and legacy will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, in the Owens Funeral Home, 412 North Harrison St., Alexandria, with Pastor Micheal Thompson officiating. Interment will follow in Jones Cemetery near Yorktown. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon prior to the services on Friday.
Memorial contributions are suggested to White's Residential and Family Services Inc., 5233 South 50 East, Wabash, IN 46992.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Bethany Pointe Health Campus for their loving care of Sarah Ann.
Online condolences: www.owensmemorialservices.com
Published on December 27, 2016
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