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Sara Rayl

Sara Rayl (nee Schmucker), beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away peacefully at her Hambden Township home on March 28, 2024, at the age of 74. She was born on Aug. 12, 1949.

Sara spent many years of her life working at AD Morton Company, where she served as a bookkeeper and office manager until her retirement.

However, it was her life outside of work that truly brought her happiness and fulfillment. Sara found joy in the simple pleasures of reading, playing cards, tending to her garden and, most of all, spending cherished moments with her family and her beloved dog, Mercy.

Sara is survived by her daughters, Lisa Bontrager, Julia (Jeff) Botos, Christine Juleff, Andrea Kaufman, Elizabeth (Dan) Osicki; sons, Glenn (Tina) Bontrager, Robert (Kim) Rayl; and 13 grandchildren.

She is also survived by her brothers, David (Loretta) Schmucker, Gary (Shelly) Weaver; and sister, Teresa Weaver.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Robert Rayl; and her parents, Anna Miller and Joseph Weaver.

A celebration of Sara’s life will be held at St. Helen Catholic Church, 12060 Kinsman Road, Newbury Township, on Friday, April 5, 2024.

A visitation for friends and family will be held in the vestibule of St. Helen from 10-11 a.m., followed by Funeral Mass at 11 a.m.

A private family burial will be in Hambden Township Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice of Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110, or www.hospicewr.org; or the Geauga County Department on Aging, 12611 Ravenwood Drive, Chardon, OH 44024, or www.geauga.oh.gov.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Burr Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Chardon. Condolences and cherished memories may be shared online at www.burrservice.com.