NORWICH — Sarah Jensen, 94, of Norwich, passed away Sunday morning, Nov. 17, 2013, in the Chenango Memorial Hospital.
Sarah was born on the family farm in the Town of Kortright on June 13, 1919, the daughter of Roman and Amelia Lisiesky. She was valedictorian of her graduating class in Bloomville.
On June 25, 1938, in South Kortright, she married Robert Hans Jensen, who passed away Dec. 6, 1980. In 1958, Sarah moved with her family to the Norwich area where they made their home for many years.
Sarah was a very gifted and multi talented individual in the area of arts and crafts. Over the years she created paintings in oil, watercolor, acrylic and on china. To this day her family holds many of her works close to their heart. When it came time to prepare a meal, Sarah again put her talents to work be it a traditional or Polish feast.
Sarah is survived by her children, Judith (Judy) Thornton and husband Howard of Norwich, Philip Jensen and wife Dawn of Delhi; her sister, Agatha Natoli of Pennsylvania; and her brother, Andrew Lisiesky and wife Betty of Chenango Bridge. Also surviving are her six grandchildren, Scott Jensen and wife Eleanor, Chris Jensen, Jennifer Graham and husband Jeff, Keri Collins and husband Jim, Keith Thornton and wife Tracey, Jeffrey Thornton; 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, Robert, Sarah was predeceased by her sisters, Virginia Lafferee, Stella Sprague, Anna McLean; and her brothers, James, Steve, Marion and Marshall Lisiesky.
A funeral service for Sarah will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, from the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home. The Rev. Lawrence Russell, pastor of the Plymouth United Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will follow in the South Side Cemetery of Plymouth. Friends may call at the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home from 10 until the time of service at 11 a.m. Friday
Please consider memorial contributions to the Plymouth United Methodist Church, c/o Linda Powell-Owens, 168 Old County Road 16, Plymouth, NY 13832.