Obituary of Sarah Coad
Sarah Jane Beggs Coad, age 82 of rural White Hall, died Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She was born January 20, 1935 in Chicago, the daughter of Charles Norman and Elizabeth Corsa Beggs. She married Morris K. Coad June 17, 1956 at Oak Park, and he survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Kathy (Lloyd) Brooks of Bluffs, and Amy (Patrick) Devine of Dorsey, three sons, Martin (Jenny) Coad of Jacksonville, Stuart (Judy) Coad of Jerseyville, and Norman (April) Coad of White Hall. There are seventeen grandchildren, Jason, Jenny, Bradyn, Talon, and Larissa Coad, Ashley Dotzert, Corey McDannald , Leslie Brooks and Noah Brooks, Samantha, Chelsea, Alex, Taylor, and Hallie Coad, Katherine Burton, Olivia Cope, and Jason Devine. There are ten great grandchildren. Her brother Gregory Beggs also survives in Downers Grove. Sarah was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Emily Esarey, and a brother, William Beggs.
Sarah was a 1956 graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign with a Bachelors Degree in Agriculture . She was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority, and the Carrollton Community Chorus. She participated in numerous productions of The Witness, and loved attending Bible study. She was co-owner of Coad Window Cleaning Service in White Hall from 1982 until the present. Sarah also was a breakfast cook at MacMurray College for many years where she was affectionately known as the Omelet Lady. She enjoyed singing, and working with her flowers, and especially loved her family. Sarah loved the Lord, and was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in White Hall.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, September 22, 2017 at Christ United Methodist Church in White Hall. Interment will be at a later date at White Hall Cemetery. Friends are invited to the Morris and Sarah Coad residence for a time of fellowship and food immediately following the funeral service until 9 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the North Greene Food Pantry. Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent on-line at www.airsman-hires.com