OBITUARY

Sarah Ann McClendon

July 14, 1930May 8, 2019
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Sarah McClendon passed away on May 8, 2019 at the age of 88.

Born and raised near Brookhaven, Mississippi in 1930, Sarah Ann grew up on a small farm with a creek running through it.

She graduated from Mississippi College and became an English teacher. In 1954 she moved to Jacksonville, Florida where she met and married Jim Bilderbeck with whom she had two children. She taught English in high school at Crooms in Sanford and Gateway in Kissimmee.

She was the founder and first president of the Seminole County League of Women Voters. With the League, she worked to improve the county parks, schools, and libraries and to educate voters on the issues.

After she retired, she married Jack H. McClendon, a retired military officer and engineer.

She is survived by her two children, Keith and Karla Bilderbeck, and her grandson James Bilderbeck.

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Frinds Saturday, May 18, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 18, 2019
  • Reception Saturday, May 18, 2019

Memories

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Kimberly Landsverk

May 17, 2019

I was blessed the very day I met you! Even more so when I became your companion. We shared the love of music , coloring and our love for Jesus. You took me to Mississippi with you vivid description of your home town. You out walked me on our walks, and always gave me high-five when Iā€™d answered the questions when watching Jeopardy and cheered me when Iā€™d solve the puzzles on Wheel of Fortune . I loved shopping with you and the ease of our congratulations. Your style, and beauty along with your sweet spirit had a wonderful effect on everyone you met! Every where we went everyone always stopped and said hello šŸ‘‹ to you! There is no doubt in my heart that you are dancing with Jesus and singing to the children. Thank you for impacting my life with your friendship and the hours spent together! Rest assured I will keep in touch with Karla and give her your fairy garden. Love your friend Kimberly.šŸŒ¼šŸŒ¼šŸŒ¼šŸ¤—šŸ„°

Tina Ohrazda

May 15, 2019

From the moment I met Sarah 44 years ago, I knew she was a strong, inspirational woman. I last saw her in may of this year, she did not remember me, but she hugged me and was as always, that strong beautiful woman I grew up calling mom. I love her and the world seems a little dimmer without her. Karla and Keith, you are forever in my prayers during this time.

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