Siloam Springs Herald Leader

Sara Rose Washington


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Nelson-Berna Funeral Home in Fayettevil­le is in charge of the arrangemen­ts.

Sara Rose Washington, aged 91, went to be with the Lord on January 20, 2023. She passed peacefully at her home of 72 years with family and loved ones close at hand. Sara Rose was born on October 24, 1931, in Sapulpa, OK, to Clyde Wilcox and Sibyl (Shipley) Wilcox. At the age of 19, she married her soulmate, Doyle Washington. They enjoyed 60 years together at their farm where they raised their children and run a dairy and beef cattle business. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Cincinnati, AR most of her life. The love of her community was evident in her service with the election board and Ladies’ Club at the fire station. Her middle years brought a new adventure to her life, painting! She took lessons and made wonderful friends through her love of this art. Her paintings brought her so much joy and happiness.

Sara was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Doyle, a sister, Mary Frances, and brother, Kenny Wilcox, brother-inlaw and wife, Ray and Janette Washington, sisterin-law and husband, Geraldine and Harold Collins, and sister-in-law, Willene Washington,

Survivors include her son, Bob (Mary) Washington, daughter, Joy Washington, and 5 grandchild­ren: Robbie (Jamie) Washington, Marla (Mark) Davis, Mindy Carlson, Tristan (Tierra) Sexton, and Claire Rose Sexton, 10 great grandchild­ren: Zane, Cody, Wyatt, Sara, Teira, Colton, Mattie, Cassie, Jake and Jesse: a brother David (Joyce)Wilcox,asisterGwi­n Pierrer, a brother-in-law Charlie Washington and 13 nephews and nieces of which one is deceased.

A celebratio­n of life will be held at the Wasson Funeral Home, 441 Hwy 412, Siloam Springs, AR Thursday, 1/26, at 10:00 am. The family will receive visitors at Wasson’s on Wednesday, 1/25, from 4 - 7:00.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cincinnati Fire Station, 12746, WC7 Summers, AR 72769.

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