FRANK E. SASENBURY Â– From the Boonville Herald December 31, 1985
Frank E. Sasenbury, Sr. 94, who spent most of his life in the West Leyden Â– Ava Â– Boonville area, died at Sunset Nursing Home December 27, 1985, after a long illness. Before entering the nursing home in mid October, Mr. Sasenbury lived at Kortenaer Village on South Street.
Born in the Town of Lewis November 5, 1891, he was a son of William and Frances Gleasman Sasenbury. He married Sadie Hogan December 20, 1909. She died October 7, 1960.
After their marriage the operated the Oaster Farm near West Leyden for six years. The Sasenburys then purchased the Kent Farm north of West Leyden, which they operated from 1920 until 1923. They lived in Ava and Booneville for ten years before returning to the Kent Farm, which the operated until 1947.
After retiring from farming, Mr Sasenbury drove a school bus for the west Leyden Central School for nine years. For a time he was employed at the Sheffield Farms Milk Plant in Boonville. Mr. Sasenbury also carried mail from the railroad to the Boonville Post Office for five years. He retired in the early 1960Â’s.
On November 11, 1967 he married Clara Fuhrman Rose in Hawkinsville. They lived in Hawkinsville until 1974 when they moved to Rome. Several years later they returned to Boonville where they lived at Kortenaer Village.
Mr. Sasenbury attended the Reformed Church at West Leyden.
Besides his wife, Mr. Sasenbury is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Sadie Rice, Boonville, a step daughter Arlene Leska of West Monroe, three step sons, Edmund Roser, Holland Patent, Leon Roser, West Leyden and Floyd Roser, Hawkinsville and Florida; 11 grandchildren; 10 step grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, step great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and step great great grandchildren.
Among the grandchildren are Ronald Cry and Shirley Linck both of Boonville. Mr. Sasenbury waw predeceased by a daughter, Mrs. Albert (Laura) Cyr, three sons, Frank E. Jr., Russel and Hubert, and two step daughters, Flavin Traxel and Stella Barnes.
Funeral services were held December 28, 1985 at the Trainor Funeral Home, where Rev. C. Harrison Ward, assistant pastor of the Boonville Methodist Church, officiated. Interment will be made in west Leyden Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Boonville Fire Department Ambulance fund.