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Sarah Jane Logsdon

January 31, 1926 ~ December 25, 2020 (age 94)


Sarah Jane Logsdon, age 94, of Upper Sandusky, Ohio passed away on Friday, December 25, 2020 at 8:00pm at the Wyandot County Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Upper Sandusky.


Sarah was born on January 31, 1926 in Bucyrus, Ohio, to Arthur and Zelma (Coe) Shawk, both of whom are deceased.  She was married to Joe McCallister in January 1948 in Bucyrus.  He passed away in December 1955.  She then married Gerald Logsdon in February 1971, and he passed away in December 1987.


She is survived by her two sons, Ted McCallister of Silver Spring, Maryland, and John McCallister of Upper Sandusky; her adult grandchildren, Kristen (Dave) Ross, Brian (Erika) McCallister, David (Ashlee Sims) McCallister, along with her great grandchildren, Cora McCallister, Wesley McCallister, Brady Ross, Audrey Ross, and Leland McCallister.


Sarah is also survived by the Jerry Logsdon family, Marilyn Barnes, Jenny Barnes, Rosann Binau, Bernadette Billock, Teresa Amert, Geraldine Walton, and Giles Logsdon.


She was preceded in death by both her parents, husbands, a brother Dwight, and a daughter-in- law, Debra McCallister; and from the Logsdon family, Gene and Kathleen.


Sarah was a graduate of Holmes Liberty High School in Crawford County in 1944.


There are many good memories of Sarah.  Among them were working as a cook for Eden School, for the former Lemert General Store, and the Daily Chief Union newspaper.  She also was part owner of the Car Wash in Upper Sandusky.  Her most cherished job was working for 25 years as a curator at the Wyandot Indian Mill.


She enjoyed fishing in Canada, playing a little golf, and hunting mushrooms in Michigan.  She and Jerry loved to camp in Michigan and Canada.  She treasured their 17 winters near Ocala, Florida.


For hobbies, she made all kinds of crafts, including anything from Christmas cards, badges, necklaces, and all types of dolls.  She was an intense collector of almost anything, including thimbles, badges, shirts, and key chains, and a lover of her cats, especially her cat Daisy.


Sarah never met a stranger.  Whether she was sitting on her porch, walking the block, shopping, or eating at a restaurant, Sarah was sure to smile and say hello.


A memorial service for Sarah Jane Logsdon will be held at 7pm, Friday, June 11, 2021 at the Lucas-Batton Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky with Rev. Jim Stauffer officiating.  


Following the service on Friday, there will be a time for receiving of family and friends. 


Memorials may be made to Wyandot County Historical Society for Indian Mill and can be sent to Lucas-Batton Funeral Home, 476 S. Sandusky Ave. Upper Sandusky, Ohio  43351.


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Memorial Service
June 11, 2021

7:00 PM
476 S. Sandusky Ave.
Upper Sandusky, OH 43351


Wyandot County Historical Society

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