Jean Steakle “Jeannie” Sadler, a resident of Twin Magnolias Assisted Living, Abbeville, Ala., passed away late Saturday morning (July 27, 2019) in a Dothan hospital. She was 92.

Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, until the 2 p.m. memorial service at Headland United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center, in Headland, Ala., with the Rev. Misty Barrett and Darden Kirby officiating.

Funeral arrangements are by Holman-Headland Mortuary and Cremations in Abbeville, Ala.

Memorials may be made to the Headland United Methodist Church “Building Fund,” 103 West King St., Headland, AL 36345.

Mrs. Sadler was born in Harvey, a daughter of A. C. Clapp and Ethel Turner Clapp. Her parents preceded her in death.

She lived in Cabery, Houston, Missouri, Ashford, Ringgold, Georgia and Headland before moving to Twin Magnolias seven years ago. While living in Missouri, she enjoyed the family cattle farm and volunteered at the hospital in Branson. In earlier years, she and her husband owned and operated Sadler’s Service Station in Cabery

Mrs. Sadler was a member of the Headland United Methodist Church. She accepted God as her savior when she was 12 years old and was baptized in the First Christian Church in Harvey.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Howard “Fritz” Sadler.

Surviving relatives include two daughters, Susan J. Schelble, of Hilton Head, S.C., and Nancy Lee Knittel (Ed), of Mahomet; a son, J. D. Sadler (Laura), of Headland, Ala.; five grandchildren, Alison York (Garret), Amber Garrison (Neal), Adam Knittel (Erika), Cameron Sadler and John Garret Sadler; three great-grandchildren, Gracie Ecker, Grant Garrison and Driggs Knittel.

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