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home : obituaries : obituaries   May 24, 2016

4/15/2013 11:30:00 AM
Sarah Cocanour Dalton
Sarah Cocanour Dalton
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Sarah Cocanour Dalton



Sarah Beth Cocanour Dalton, 34, of Mendota passed away April 12, 2013, from injuries she received in a car accident near Winona, Minn.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in First United Methodist Church, Mendota, with the Rev. Michael Morrell officiating. Burial will be at Lutheran Cemetery, Mendota.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday in the church. Arrangements were provided by Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota.

Sarah was born Jan. 6, 1979, in St. Albans, Vt., to Jim and Darla (Stone) Cocanour.

In 1996, Sarah was chosen the 1996 Mendota High School Homecoming Queen and also represented the Tri-County Fair as queen in 1998. Sarah enjoyed playing softball, attending concerts and plays, hanging out with her friends, reading, cats and spending time with her children. She was a music lover.

As a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church of Mendota, she served as a youth leader and taught Bible school. People knew her in the Mendota community as a frequent volunteer, a smiling face and valued employee at Goslin’s Drug Store for 18 years. People were drawn to Sarah because of her warmth, positive attitude, sense of humor and infectious laughter.

Sarah was a devoted and loving mother to her two daughters. She had a kind heart and was always willing to help others. Loved and adored by many, Sarah was devoted to her family and friends.

She is survived by her two daughters, Lauren and Madelyne of Mendota; her parents of Mendota, three brothers, Wesley (Maricia) of La Salle, Douglas of Los Angeles, Calif.; and Tyler of Mendota; her maternal grandmother, Sarah Stone of French Lick, Ind.; her paternal grandmother, Helen Cocanour of Newark, Ohio; numerous aunts and uncles, cousins, and her three nieces.

She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandfathers.
Memorials may be directed to the family.






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