This hasn’t been a very good week for the Sergent family as we had to say a final farewell to another family member.
Our brother Chester of North Ridgeville, died March 9 and was buried March 13. He was the first of the four boys to go and two of the five girls have gone ahead.
Anna Lea Goins left for Whitesburg, Henry Warren left for Murray, and Ron and Johnelle left for Huntsville, Ala. after the funeral.
Larry Newsome, moderator of Pleasant View Old Regular Church, officiated with the help of Hargis Tuttle from Eternal Rose Church. Alex Collier was also present.
Tuesday for the funeral several were present from Pleasant View, including Don and Marge Gibson, Hays and Pauline Chaffins and Glen Turner. There may have been others I didn’t see, and before I forget Larry Newsome’s ever so sweet wife Patsy was there.
It was a beautiful service with the glorious singing, comforting words and heartfelt prayers. Richard’s daughter, Debbie Resor, sang “Beulah Land”. She is a wonderful singer.
Being a former Marine, Chester was honored with a 21-gun salute and “Taps”, always an emotional occasion.
We’ve been having some beautiful weather here, beautiful sunshine, warm temperatures, flowers blooming everywhere and green showing on grass and tree limbs. A most unusual winter.
Most of our family seem to be doing fairly well, considering. Henry Warren is having knee trouble. He will have surgery on one in May and the other one soon after.
Jeanie was unable to be with us and I’m sure her heart was broken. We all ached for her.
Henry and Anna have both called back to let us know they are both home safe and sound. I will probably hear from Ron and Johnell soon.
Jettie and I had a good long talk earlier, and she is really having a rough time. She says she tries to keep herself busy so she won’t think too much about the past several weeks and days. Sometimes it works and sometimes not.
Samuel Chester Sergent, 82, of North Ridgeville, passed away March 9 at New Life Hospice Center in Lorain, following a long illness.
Chester was born in Democrat, and had been a resident of North Ridgeville for 50 years. He had also lived in Chicago, Ill.
He served in the Marines during the Korean War.
His hobbies were gardening and woodworking and he used to love going to garage and yard sales. He retired from Moen Corporation in 1992, after 25 years of service.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jettie (Quillen), son Rodney (Barb) of Elyria; brothers, Henry Warren, Murray, Richard (Georgia) or Lorain, Oh., Ronald Buford (Johnell) of Huntsville, Ala., Jeanie (Phil) Adams of Louisville, and Anna Lea Goins of Whitesburg.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Wanda Aliff; granddaughter Rachel Sergent; sisters Ethel Sanders, Sarah Belle Sergent, and parents Samuel Calvin and Polly Ann (Taylor) Sergent.
Rest in peace, Chester, see you soon.
Emma Lou Engle, 4801 Clifton Ave., Lorain, OH 44055, firstname.lastname@example.org, (440) 233-7548.