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Sarah “Sally” Fleming

d. July 13, 2018

Sarah “Sally” Fleming 97, died Friday July 13, 2018 at Schowalter Villa in Hesston, Kansas.  She was born September 9, 1920 in Henderson, Nebraska to Jacob and Sarah (Harder) Peters. Sally attended schools in Henderson and graduated from Tabor Academy in Hillsboro, Kansas. She was a graduate of the Bethel College School of Nursing and worked as a Nurse Anesthetist in Omaha, Nebraska, Bethel Deaconess Hospital in Newton and Halstead Hospital in Halstead.


She married Peter Fleming on September 4, 1954 and he preceded her in death.


She was a longtime member of the First Mennonite Church in Newton. Sally had a love of the Lord and was a generous steward to Christian Labor. She has a wonderful sense of humor and loved visiting with friends and family, giving generous hugs and helping people as she could.  She also enjoyed spending time reading as her eyesight permited.  Sally’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Schowalter Villa for their care of Sally though the years. It is great fully appreciated.


Sarah is survived by her nieces Elvera Suderman, Elvina Janzen , Darlene and her husband Arvid Janzen and nephews Walt and his wife Marlene Ott and Stanley Peters. She is also survived by a host of great niceces, nephews and friends who she cherished very much.


She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister and brother in law Marie and George Friesen, brother and sister in law Aaron J and Helen Peters, sister and brother in law Helena and Henry Ott and nicece and her husband Esther and Herb Dick.


Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday at Schowalter Villa Chapel in Hesston, Kansas with Pastor Anita Kehr and Chaplain Peter Hartman presiding.  Graveside committal will precede memorial at 11:00 a.m. in the Greenwood Cemetery Newton, Kansas.  Sally’s register book will be available 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning at Petersen Funeral Home.


Memorials are suggested to the Schowalter Villa Benevolent Fund or First Mennonite Church in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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