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Obituary of Sarah J. Tanner

Sarah Jane Tanner, age 95, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 22, 2020 in the comfort of her own home in Des Moines, IA. She is formerly from Harrisburg, IL.
Sarah was born April 28, 1925 in Elizabethtown, Illinois to George and Loretta (Briggs) Edwards.
Sarah worked as a C.N.A. during her working years. Sarah loved her family and enjoyed attending church when she was able.
She is survived by her grandchildren, Sarah (Jeremy) Schmitto and Cindy (Edward) Miller; great-grandchildren, Michelle, Cierra, Joseph, Damian, and Jensen; great-great-grandson, Khi’rie; siblings, Charlie and Marilyn Edwards, Bessie Stone, and Mary Lou and James Schmidt; her dear friend, Barbara (Victor) Lukancic; and several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Sarah was preceded in death by her son, Randall; and her siblings, Benny, George, John, Fred, Howard, Harry, Herbert, Laura, Ruth, and Betty.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be expressed at


  1. Mamie Hedger on November 2, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    Loved Janie, Sorry about the family loss. I and Janie worked together.

  2. Terry Hamlin on November 16, 2020 at 6:13 am

    I drive for rides mass transit, in Harrisburg Illinois. Sarah was one of our customers. She was a great lady. We ALL loved her very much. And she will be sadly missed. R.I.P. Sarah.

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