Sara Gass


Gass -- 95th

MATTOON -- Sara Lou Gass of Mattoon celebrated her 95th birthday on Friday with a family dinner in her honor held this past Sunday.

She was born March 8, 1924, in Mattoon, the daughter of Burkham and Charlotte Patterson. She married Woodrow Gass on Nov. 5, 1941, in Coles County. 

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Her children are Tim (Gail) Gass, and Bill (Nancy) Gass, all of Gays; Becky (Bob) Baker, Lerna; and Peggy (Mike) Dow, Mattoon.

Mrs. Gass has 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She worked as a farm wife, and at Frigid Queen, plus as a cook at Mattoon High School. She has served as a 4-H group leader, for 30 years as a member of the Coles County Home Extension, as an election judge and on the Clean Water Board.

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