SARAH “SALLY” ELLEN MORNINGSTAR, 83, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Don and Della Sheets. She was a member of New Haven United Methodist Church. She retired in 1992 from Lincoln Life Insurance Company after 35 years. She loved gardening, baking, and family. She is survived by her son, David (Molly) Morningstar of Woodburn; sister, Patricia (James) Stahl of Fort Wayne; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, William; daughters, Sally Gramelspacher, in 2006, and Debra Koontz, in 2008; five sisters; and three brothers. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven, with calling two hours prior to service. Pastor Chuck Fenwick officiating. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, New Haven. Preferred memorials are to the family or the church. To share online condolences, visit

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