Sarah Jane Paul

March 15, 2016

Sarah Jane Paul 90, of Frankfort, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Parkview Hospital in Ft. Wayne, IN.  She was born on December 7, 1925 in Rankin, IL to Clifford and Ruby (Bischoff) Ross. Sarah Jane married Samuel F. Paul on April 24, 1946 and he preceded her in death on May 1, 2015. She was raised in Rankin before moving to Frankfort in 1942.  She was a 1944 graduate of Frankfort High School and worked as a Secretary for the Horner Tompkins Insurance Agency for a number of years.  She later served as a bookkeeper and secretary for the family business, Paul Coal & Oil Company.  Along with being a fifty-year member of the St. Matthew United Methodist Church, she also belonged to Sigma Alpha Chi Sorority, Order of the Eastern Star, Business and Professional Women’s Club.

Visitation and Services

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort, with Pastor Karen Bray of St. Matthew United Church officiating. Burial will follow in Whiteman Cemetery, Michigantown, IN. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday.

Survived by:

1 Son: Fred R. (Sharyl) Paul-Ft. Wayne, IN, 4 Grandchildren also survive & 2 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

2 sisters and 4 brothers.


Leave your Condolences

5 Condolences for “Sarah Jane Paul”

  1. Mr and Mrs. John Guffy Jr. March 17, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    We are very sorry for your loss. Sarah was a very fine person.

  2. Erilda & Ron Coleman March 18, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Dear Family,
    So sorry for the loss of your Mother. She was a sweetheart. Remember when she worked at Horner Insurance. She sponsored me when I got out of school to become a Sigma Alpha Chi member. We shared some fun times back then with lots of other ladies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless. Ron & Erilda Coleman

  3. Deborrah Burgess March 19, 2016 at 10:14 am

    So very sorry to hear about Sarah Jane ! She and Sam are my sons great aunt and uncle (Michael A. Gleb ll), & my father used to work for Sam many years ago. They were good people ! She will be missed! Prayers & thoughts are with the family! Sincerely, Deborrah (Horn) Burgess

  4. Stephanie J. Teter March 19, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Sorry to learn of Sarah’s passing. We have many fond memories of your parents and Ed really enjoyed working at Sam Paul Coal & Oil. Thinking of you and hope you find peace in your memories. Ed and Stevie Teter

  5. Greg Finch March 23, 2016 at 7:21 am

    Too many years ago, I was a paperboy in the neighborhood where Mr. and Mrs. Paul lived. No matter where the Paul’s saw me—on their front porch, at church, or on the Square, they were genuine, kind and generous. These are the people who helped build this country one little company at a time. Somewhere on my tool bench is an ice pick with the ‘Paul’ Coal and Oil logo, and I kinda remember a locomotive replica that Mr. Paul built and by the power of the Internet, I see that road locomotive is still operating in Frederick, Maryland. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Paul family.

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