Alta Sarff


State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - February 19, 1993

Alta V. Sarff, 96, of Springfield died at 12:05 p.m. Thursday at Heritage Manor Nursing Home.

She was born Nov. 14, 1896, in Snicarte, the daughter of John and Mary Chambers Blessman. Preceding her in death were her husband, Plezz; a son, Carroll E. Sarff; four sisters; and a brother.

Mrs. Sarff was a cook for the Jacob Bunn family for 30 years, retiring in 1969. She was a member of First Baptist Church and Royal Neighbors.

Surviving are two sons, Emery P. of Springfield and Donald R. of Sun City, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ruby Sarff of Springfield, Mrs.

Billy (Marge) Lynn of Oakford and Mrs. Velma Sarff of Petersburg; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Staab Funeral Home, with the Rev. Al Riddley officiating. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Snicarte Cemetery, with the Rev. Ray L. Cheshire officiating.

Contributed by: Sherry McCullough


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