Ella Jo Sadler of Farmington, Missouri passed away peacefully on Friday, September 27, 2019 at her residence. Ella was born on August 2, 1942 in Quaker, Missouri, a daughter to the late George Leonard Barr and the late Hazel Valle (Hutchings) Barr. On August 20, 1960, Ella was united in marriage to Gerald “Jerry” Sadler and they shared nearly fifty-nine years together.
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In addition to her father and mother, Ella was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jerry Sadler on March 28, 2019; three brothers-in-law: Lee Elliott, Frank McClain, Martin Sadler; and one sisters-in-law, Sally Sue Whetstone.
Ella Jo (Barr) Sadler was an accomplished writer who published one autobiographical book and numerous articles within Christian periodicals. Her prose has been enjoyed by people throughout the world, many of whom cite her story as an uplifting and inspirational message of faith. She was also a gifted pianist who enjoyed composers such as Bach and Tchaikovsky.
Ella is survived by her three children: Joye (and husband, Paul) Meinsen, Clay Sadler, and Clint (and wife, Lori) Sadler; seven grandchildren: Jessica, Timothy, Benjamin and Jonathan Meinsen, Lindsay, Evan and Leah Sadler; three sisters: Rosemary Elliott, Glenna Mae McClain, and Bonnie Lou (and husband, Bill) Zuck; sister-in-law, Marilyn Sadler; brother-in-law, Bill Whetstone; also surviving are nieces, nephews and extended family.
Visitation will be held Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 11 AM to 1 PM at the DeClue Funeral Home.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 1 PM held in the DeClue Memorial Chapel. Ella’s son-in-law, Paul Meinsen will officiate.
A Private Interment will follow in the Antioch Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the DeClue Funeral Home, Potosi, MO.