Sarah Ina (Schaeffer) Dornes

December 25, 1927 ~ February 3, 2019 (age 91)

Sarah Ina Dornes, 91, of Temple, died peacefully February 3, 2019 at Tower Health – Reading Hospital, West Reading, surrounded by her loving family.

She was the loving wife of Wilbur Kenneth Dornes for over 72 years.

Born December 25, 1927 in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Ralph George and Marian M. (Laird) Schaeffer.

Sara was a 1945 graduate of Reading High School.

She was employed with AT&T for 26 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.

Sarah was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Reading.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are her two sons: Barry L, husband of Robin R. (Rupp) Dornes of Spring Township and Dennis D., husband of Marsha A. (Fishkin) Dornes of Muhlenberg Township.

There are also three grandchildren: Andrew S. Dornes, Michelle A. Dornes and Jaimi L. Heffner and three great grandchildren: Gaige, Briella and Dominic.

Sarah was preceded in death by her three siblings: Harry Schaeffer, Frances Kline and Dorothy Kline.

Services will be held Thursday, February 7th at 10:30 a.m. at Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 3300 Kutztown Road, Laureldale. A visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Burial will be at Laureldale Cemetery, Muhlenberg Township.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Humane Society of Berks County, 1801 N. 11th Avenue, Reading, PA 19604.

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