Sarah Plattner

Obituary of Sarah Plattner

Sarah Jo Plattner, 77, of Barry, Illinois and formerly of Pittsfield, passed away January 20, 2017, at the Barry Community Care Center in Barry. She was born October 26, 1939, in Quincy, Illinois, a daughter of Melvin and Josephine McLaughlin.

She is survived by her sons, Gregory Thomas Plattner of Catoosa, OK, Andrew Todd (Melanie) Plattner of Pittsfield & John David (Julie) Plattner of Pittsfield. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Elizabeth Plattner of Silver City, NM; Sana Plattner of St Louis, Mo; Justin and Adrienne Plattner of Quincy, Il; Morgan and Allison Plattner of Pittsfield, Il.; a great grandchild, Litia Pohiva Elizabeth Tialavea; brother John (Estella Zilic) McLaughlin of Griggsville, a nephew Craig (Paula) McLaughlin of St. David, Il, and great nephews John Paul McLaughlin of Macomb and Joey McLaughlin of Lewistown. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Sarah Jo graduated from Griggsville High School and Culver-Stockton College. She was an elementary teacher and taught in the Waverly, Griggsville, and Pittsfield districts. She enjoyed her dogs, playing bridge with her friends, working in her wildflower garden, and talking to her friends and loved ones on the telephone. Her greatest joy was attending the sporting events of her sons and grandchildren. She was a member of the PEO and the Pittsfield United Methodist Church.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00pm on Tuesday, January 24th at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Pittsfield. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10am -12:00pm, prior to the service. Interment will be in the Henman Chapel cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation or Chapter CD P.E.O. Online condolences may be left to the family at The Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Pittsfield is in charge of the arrangements.