Sarah Ellen Roe, 101

Sarah Ellen Roe, 101, of Roann, died at 8:48 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. 

She was born on May 7, 1920, in Swayzee, to William T. Butz and Elta Fern (Leming) Butz-Garber.

Sarah was a 1938 graduate of Swayzee High School. She married Hubert B. Roe in Anderson, on Oct. 23, 1938; he died March 9, 2010. She co-owned and operated, along with her husband, Roe's Greenhouse in Fairmount, from 1956-1966, Wabash Poly Clean from 1966-1974, and Midlakes Laundromat in North Webster from 1970-1985. Sarah was a member of the Walk By Faith Community Church. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, and studying the Bible.

She is survived by two daughters, Karen Ann Comer of Fairmount, and Mary Jane (James) Pell of Roann; four grandchildren, Jane (Skip) Miller of Fairmount, Michelle Pell of Wabash, Steven (Mary) Comer of Fairmount, Michael (Amy) Pell of Camby; four great-grandchildren, Tom Comer and Kayla Comer, both of Fairmount, James Pell of Camby, and Danielle Rogers of Columbus, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, brother, Charles William Butz, and two sisters, Irene Lanter and Helen Stodard.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Roann Chapel, 335 S. Chippewa Rd., Roann, with Pastor Jody Tyner and Brad Eckerly officiating. Burial will be in Roann Community Cemetery.  Friends may call 5-7 p.m.  Monday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Walk By Faith Community Church.

The memorial guest book for Sarah may be signed at

Posted on 2021 Oct 22