Kathryn F. Sawyers

Kathryn F. Sawyers died on Good Friday, March 29, 2013, in Blairsville, Ga.

She was born at Widen, W.Va., on Oct. 22, 1922, to Fay R. and Pearle Johnson Fockler.

She was educated in West Virginia Schools, graduating from Nicholas County High School, Summersville, and attended Fairmont State College in Fairmont, W.Va., and taught school in Harrison County. Her late husband, Frederick P. Sawyers, owned and operated The Sawyers Funeral Home in Middlebourne, W.Va. for several years. Mrs. Sawyers was retired from the Health Department of West Virginia, and worked as a social worker at the Colin Anderson Center for several years.

She is survived by her son, Dr. Danny R. Sawyers (Kathleen) of Hudson, Ohio; her daughter, Patricia (David) Yancey of Murphy, N.C.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Jim Hans (Pauline) of Ocala, Fla.

Two brothers and a sister preceded her in death.

Mrs. Sawyers was a member of First Baptist Church of St. Marys, W.Va. She was also a member of Eastern Star of New Martinsville, W.Va.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Middlebourne Cemetery by the Rev. Troy Guild of Middlebourne Baptist Church.

Any memorials should be made to the donor’s choice of charities.

Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, W.Va., is assisting the family.