Where Caring Is A Family Tradition
Sarah M. Eisley, age 102, of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, previously of Aldan, Pennsylvania, went home to Heaven to be in the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, October 25, 2022. She was born October 11, 1920, in Waynesburg, PA to the late John U. Sr. and Arabella M. [Hartzell] Russell.
Sarah was a member of the Community Baptist Church of Allenville, WI, and prior to moving to Wisconsin eleven years ago, was a longtime active member of Aldan Union Church, Aldan, PA. On February 19, 1949, she married C. Bradley Eisley. Sarah was primarily a homemaker, and in her working years was employed as a telephone operator, clerk, church organist, and during World War II worked in a steel mill in Monessen, PA. In their retirement, Sarah and Brad volunteered their time at their church and several Christian organizations by helping however they could, something Sarah continued after Brad’s death. Sarah and Brad also enjoyed traveling across the country, especially to visit their children and grandchildren and other family members.
Sarah’s strength and longevity was a testament to the blessing of God. She was a woman of prayer and service for her Lord, actively involved in serving people of all ages over her lifetime, particularly finding joy in encouraging young children and in God’s Word and Sacred Music. She was always willing to be a giver and receiver of warm hugs to share God’s love as she touched people’s lives in Jesus’ Name by her compassion and care for them – which will be sorely missed.
Sarah is survived by a son, David [Mary Margaret] Eisley of Oshkosh, WI; a daughter, Carol [Philip] Villanueva of Floresville, TX; grandchildren, Bradley [Jodi Urbanczyk] Douthwaite, of Floresville, TX, Benjamin [Renee] Eisley, of Oshkosh, WI, Kate [Tyler] Jandrin, of Bellevue, WI, Philip Eisley, of Oshkosh, WI, Emily [Daniel] Ortega, of San Antonio, TX, Annie [Luke] Schumacher, of De Pere, WI, Abby [Joseph] Martinez, of Floresville, TX, and Kenneth Eisley, of Oshkosh, WI. She is also survived by great-grandchildren, David and Alyssa Douthwaite, Ada, Owen, Ella, and Abigail Eisley, Alaina, Max, and Emmett Jandrin, Lainey Ortega, Sarah Martinez, and Mercedes and Azailya Bruski. She is further survived by nieces and nephews, and a daughter, Barbara Milton, of Irwin, PA and her children and grandchildren from her first marriage to Kenneth Kidwell, who preceded her in death in 1942.
Along with her parents, Sarah was also preceded in death by her husband, Brad on October 15, 1997; and his parents; a brother, John U. Russell, Jr.; a sister, Anna Mae Malloy; sisters-in-law, Gladys Russell and Evelyn [Eisley] McNeil Phillips; and brothers-in-law, Robert L. McNeil and David Phillips.
Sarah and her family are grateful for the exceptional and compassionate assistance provided over the past several years by her medical and caregiving team of: Eric Duwell MD and Kent Belville DC, The Residence at Oshkosh Assisted Living, Heartland/Promedica Hospice, and Seniors Helping Seniors.
If so desired, gifts may be made in Sarah’s memory to Explorer Girls Ministries, of Aldan, Pennsylvania or to Community Baptist Church of Allenville, Wisconsin.
A visitation for family and friends will be on Saturday, October 29, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at Community Baptist Church of Allenville, 6629 Hilltop Road, Oshkosh, Wisconsin with Pastor David Eisley officiating. Interment will take place at a later date at Jefferson Memorial Park in Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania.
Mueller Funeral Home, Winneconne, Wisconsin is assisting the family. If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net.
Douglas Scheel wrote on October 28, 2022
Joy and I are so sorry for your loss but through the Lord’s hands she is in good care with the angels and saints May her soul’s and all the souls of the faithful departed, rest in peace. Amen. Jesus I trust in you.
Susan veith wrote on October 27, 2022
Remembering how proud your folks were of Carole and Grove City!
Bill Krause wrote on October 26, 2022
2 Timothy 4:7-8 comes to mind when I think of Sarah. I am so sad because I'll miss her very much. I rejoice because she is now at home with her Lord.