Augusta Sailors, 84

Augusta “Gussie” Sailors, 84, of Wabash passed away at 7:58 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18 at Miller’s Merry Manor East in Wabash.

She was born to the late Hoyle and Donna (Powers) Edmonds on Oct. 29, 1928 in Harlan, Ky. She married Donald B. Sailors on March 7, 1953; he passed away on July 17, 1989. She was a homemaker to her family.

She is survived by two sons, Tim Sailors, Wabash, and Donald (Debbie) Sailors, Pensacola, Fla.; two daughters, Donna Thompson, Elkhart and Mrs. Curtis (Violetta) Catt, Wabash; two sons-in-law, Thom Schrader and Richard Strickler, Wabash; 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

Two daughters, Sherry L. Schrader on June 23, 2013 and Cheryl Sue Strickler on March 2, 2011, two brothers and four sisters, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23 at McDonald Funeral home, with Pastor Tim Prater officiating. Burial will follow at Friends Cemetery in Wabash.

Preferred memorials are directed to Miller’s Merry Manor-Activities Fund, 1900 N. Alber Street, Wabash. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Posted on 2013 Feb 22