Sarah Marie Archer

November 2, 1946April 3, 2021

Sarah “Sally” Marie Archer, age 74, passed away Saturday, April 3, 2021. She was born in Coshocton on November 2, 1946 to the late Fred and Ethel (Wilson) Thornsley.

On March 31, 1971 she married Joe Archer, who preceded her in death on April 15, 2009. She lived her life for her children and grandchildren, who meant the world to her.

She is survived by her children Jody and Mark Phillips of Warsaw, and Teddy and Hope Archer of Coshocton, Debbie Clark and Anne Scott, both of Arizona. She is also survived by twenty grandchildren: Shea (Jesi) Archer, Sheea Jacobs, Sarah (Jordan) Lusk, Rachel (Ryan) Price, Robert Jacobs, Brodie Phillips, Bella Phillips, Kielee McNichols, Kynlee McNichols, Tegan Archer, Tanner Archer, Toren Archer, Oaklynn Rae, Dessa Clark, Trevor Sampsel, Jeremy Sampsel, Kelly Jo Salmon, Erin Tausch, Jess Tennant, Kelsey McPhearson, and Sean Whitney. She is also survived by her sister Helen (John) Deffenbough and her nieces Christy Deffenbaugh and Julie Mercer, and nephew Darin Thornsley. She is also survived by her best friend Linda Moody.

Along with her parents and husband, Sally was preceded in death by her sons David McPherson and Rusty McPherson, her daughter Sis Archer, her brother Bud Thornsley, great-grandson Bryson Tennant, and many nieces and nephews.

All friends and family are invited to a graveside service on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 10: 30 am at Prairie Chapel Cemetery. Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home is serving the family.

An online memorial can be viewed at


  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, April 8, 2021


Sarah Marie Archer

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amy scott

April 14, 2021

Sarah, Rachel, Robert Jr, sorry to hear of the passing of your grandmother.

Misti huebner

April 10, 2021

My memories go back to when I was just a kid. You were a big part of my life for many years. I grew up like family. I was glad I got to see you at Walmart a few days ago and was able to get one of those wonderful hugs of yours. You will be missed by so many. Say hello to Sis for me. ❤️❤️❤️

shirley fitch

April 8, 2021

sorry for you loss jody jerry and shirley fitch

Carroll Family

April 7, 2021

Debbie, Jody, Teddy and Family,

We want to let you know that you have our deepest sympathy, and our hearts are truly saddened.

Knowing your mother was a privilege and a blessing.
Growing up close family friends, we know how she inspired, admired and adored her family. She was a true matriarch that was dearly loved and respected.

We are sending you comforting hugs and lots of love!

Joyce Miller
Tammy, Troy, Mickey, Angie & Families

kay cox

April 6, 2021

Sally was always a bright and cheerful lady whenever or wherever you saw her. She loved her family very much especially her grandkids. She was a wonderful lady.

Bobbi Lawrence

April 6, 2021

Sally was a phenomenal woman who was dearly loved. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with the entire family during this terrible time. Love you all.

Nancy mcintyre

April 6, 2021

Sally was such a great women, she was always there for anyone . She loved her grandkids and her kids , all always remember sitting with her at the fairs and when I was visiting . She would tell you as is , Rest In Peace sally go see your kids and joe

betsy mckay

April 6, 2021

So sorry to hear this sending prayers.