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Seaver Brown Chapel
Friday May 12th, 2017
3:00pm - 4:00pm

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Celebration of Life

Seaver Brown Chapel
Friday May 12th, 2017
4:00pm - 5:00pm

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Sarah Jean McElraft


Sarah was born in West Virginia on September 6, 1954 and made the decision to move to Marion in the early 1970’s. There, she met the love her life, Alva (Toby) McElraft and married him in 1973. She was a devoted and loving mother, and grandmother, to six children and nine grandchildren.

Sarah always offered an upbeat attitude and generous sense of humor to those she encountered and displayed tremendous courage throughout her life! She will be missed!

Family remaining to cherish her memory include her daughters, Amanda D. McElraft of Marion, Va. and Julia Akers and husband, Thomas of Ft. Wayne. Ind.; sons, Phillip McElraft of St. Louis, Mo., Chris McElraft and wife, Dianna of Abingdon, Va., Brian McElraft of St. Louis, Mo. and Jerry Brooks of Marion, Va. Nine grandchildren also survive.

A Celebration of Sarah’s Life will be conducted on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. in the chapel of Seaver-Brown Funeral Home, Marion, with Pastor Mike Sage officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family by visiting www.seaverbrown.com. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is honored to serve the McElraft Family. (276) 783-7107


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Love you mom

Jerry Brooks Sep 6 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Sarah McElraft

Jerry Brooks Sep 6 2017 12:00 AM

Miss you mom

Jerry Brooks Sep 6 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry I was unable to make it I miss you mom. I wish you were here now, I cannot bring you back, but I want to keep you in my heart. Now, instead of dreaming of running into dad downtown Marion, my dreams will now see you both together walking hand in hand. Our lives are fleeting, just a small snippet of time in the great grinding gear that is life. I wanted you to have more in life, but I guess when it is time, it is time. I only hope that I can be forgiven for all the heartache I have ever caused you and that I love you.

Phillip McElraft May 12 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Sarah McElraft

Phillip McElraft May 12 2017 12:00 AM

My condolences to Sarahs family. She was so very proud of you and loved you dearly. Every time I saw her, she would show me her latest photographs of you. I saw her just a few weeks ago and she gave me an update on everyone. And, as always, proudly pulled out a batch of photos! May God bless and comfort you. And always know how much you were loved by her.

Sam Russell May 12 2017 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman and was very good to my Mom and my family. Sometimes it can be hard but hopefully your wounds will start to heal, but there will always be scars from the loss of your mother and grandmother. Try to take care of yourselves and always remember she loved you no matter what. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Melissa Bise Atkins May 11 2017 12:00 AM

Amanda, Julie, Brian, Chris, Phillip, and Jerry, I was so very sorry to hear of Sarah's passing. I saw her not all that long ago and we spoke briefly. Even with all the trials and tribulations throughout her life, Sarah was always looking to the future and thinking positively. She loved you kids more than anything and only wanted the best for you...you were her world. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to know her. My heart goes out to all of you and I hope that you can find some peace and solace in the memories that you have of her. I will never forget her, and now you have the most wonderful guardian angel watching over you! Peace be with you all. An old friend, Betty Waring

Betty Waring May 11 2017 12:00 AM

i am sorry for lost. i will pray for family, i keep the pray

valerie palmer May 9 2017 12:00 AM

Sarah was a sweet person and always made us smile. She will be greatly missed! We are praying for comfort and strength for the family. With Love, Jennifer and Brad Richardson

Jennifer & Brad Richardson May 8 2017 12:00 AM

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