Sarah Kobel Death, Obituary – On Thursday, January 5, 2023, Sarah (Rennie) Kobel, who had lived in Oxford for a considerable amount of time and had been a patient at the Lutheran Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center in Worcester for a great many years, passed away. Sarah had been a patient at the Worcester facility for a great many years. A funeral ceremony is scheduled to take place at Oxford United Methodist Church on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at ten o’clock in the morning. The church can be found in Oxford at 465 Main Street. Following the conclusion of the memorial service, the burial will take place at the Worcester County Memorial Park in Paxton.
On the evening of Wednesday, January 11, 2023, from five o’clock in the afternoon until eight o’clock in the evening, there will be a viewing held at the Paradis-Givner Funeral Home in Oxford, which can be found at 357 Main Street. Sally, as her loved ones and close friends affectionately called her, was born on October 26, 1936 in Newport, Rhode Island. Her birthday was October 26. Her actual father, John Rennie, her stepfather, Howard White, and her biological mother, Sarah, all raised her here during her formative years (Smith). In addition, she had a biological brother who went by the name John Jr. “Jack,” as well as a biological stepsister who was named Doris.
In Newport, Rhode Island, on December 3, 2005, Sally passed away after a long battle with cancer. She attended a hairdressing school in Providence, Rhode Island, and worked at the Overlook Masonic Home while she was living in Oxford and raising her family. During this time, she also worked at the Overlook Masonic Home. She was in the United States during both of these occurrences, and both of them took place there. During this time, she was a member of Rainbow Girls in Oxford and Auburn for close to 40 years, and she was also a member of Eastern Star in Oxford. Both of these organizations are located in the United Kingdom. She relocated to Florida in 1998, the year she retired, and remained there for the following 12 years until concerns with her health forced her to go back to New England.
She moved back to New England because she wanted to be closer to her family. She initially settled in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, where she remained for a period of four years before making the decision to relocate back to Oxford, the city in which she had spent the most of her childhood. Sally is survived by her husband of 64 years, Russell, who currently resides in Oxford. She is also survived by her four children: Russell Jr., who currently resides in Hampton, New Hampshire; Glen and his wife Kay, who currently reside in Indian Trail, North Carolina; Cheryl Gauvin and her husband John, who currently reside in Webster; and Mark and his wife Dena, who currently reside in Webster.
All of Sally’s surviving family members currently call Webster home. In addition, Sally’s four grandkids have all made Webster their permanent home. In addition, she is survived by her great-grandchild Vera as well as her grandchildren Ryan, Tyler (Sam), Kristen (Brady), Nicholas, Sean, Patrick, and Katie. She also leaves behind her great-grandchild Vera. She also has a significant number of cousins, nieces, and nephews that she is leaving behind. Sally was the kind of person who was always prepared to assist others, and as a consequence, she will be sorely missed by a large number of people.