1918 Sarah 2021

Sarah Lemira Collett

October 20, 1918 — October 2, 2021

Williamsburg-Sarah Lemira Collett was born on October 20, 1918, near Batavia, Iowa. The daughter of Harry and Sarah (Hewitt) Jameson. She attended school at Cantril and Hillsboro, then graduated from Birmingham High School in 1938. Lemira was united in marriage to Raymond Collett on April 8, 1939 in Fairfield, Iowa. After their marriage they moved east of Williamsburg for a number of years until moving to Williamsburg in 1946. Lemira was a seamstress, she was known for replacing zippers, making bridesmaids, wedding dresses and outfits for the Williamsburg Swing Choir. She enjoyed making quilts for her grandchildren and great grandchildren, working the garden and in her flower beds. Lemira was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, where she had been active in Women's Guild and quilting. Sarah passed away at her home on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at the age of 102.

She is survived by two daughters, Evelyn Hudson of Wellman and Wanda Van Dee of Marion; 3 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; 13 great great grandchildren and a sister-in-law Alice Hootman of Sigourney.

She was preceded in death by parents, husband, a daughter Beverly Van Dee, 2 sisters Virginia Jameson and Doris Nidey, 4 brothers John Jameson, Robert Jameson, Richard Jameson and Rex Jameson, 2 grandsons Daniel Van Dee and Bradley Van Dee, a great grandson Joshua Dixon and 3 sons-in-law Ray Hudson, Michael Van Dee and Edward Van Dee.

Celebration of Life Service will be 10:30 am Friday, October 8, 2021, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Williamsburg. Burial will be at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation is from 9:30 until service time at the church. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for St. Paul Lutheran Church, St. Paul's Women's Guild or Essence of Life Hospice. Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg is caring for Lemira and her family. Messages and tributes may be directed to www.powellfuneralhomes.com.

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