The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

December 16, 2013

Sara A. Dianna

Star Beacon

KINGSVILLE — Sara A. Dianna, age 79, of Kingsville, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.

Born Sept. 30, 1934, in Ashtabula, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Prosper Mull and Sarah (Hunt) Mull-Shepard and had been a lifelong area resident.

Sara worked for the former Transplastics for many years prior to her retirement.

She was a lover of animals, enjoyed playing BINGO, and never passed up an invitation to go to the casino. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her daughter, DeAnna (Larry) Tennant; granddaughter, Ryan Nichole Tennant; grandsons, Larry Jr. (Michelle) and Jeffery (Erin) Tennant; great-grandchildren, Austin, Sierra, Anna and Brooke; sisters, Alice (Nicholas) Bartone and Debbie (Norman) Demoss; brothers, Thomas Elick and Charles Shepard; and her good friend, Stephanie Kovacs.

Sara was preceded in death by her husband, Michael J. in 2001; three brothers, George and William Mull and Leo Shepard; sister, Prosperetta Fetters; and her parents.

Funeral Services will be held 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18th, at the THOMPSON-SMITH-NESBITT FUNERAL HOME, 345 Main St., Conneaut, Ohio, with Pastor Tim Kraus, from the Conneaut Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memory Gardens.

Friends may call at the Funeral Home on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of Service at 1 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to The Anna Shelter, 1555 E. 10th St., Erie, Pa. 16511, should friends desire.

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