Sarah Frances Donaldson

February 18, 1932 - June 11, 2021

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Sarah Frances (Yeager) Donaldson, 89, of Villa Hills, KY passed away on Friday, June 11, 2021. She was a retired administrative assistant with the V.A. Hospital in Lexington, KY, and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Sarah was the 6th child born to John Franklin Yeager and Anna "Annie" Ruth (Kelly) Yeager on February 18, 1932 in Hinkle, KY. She was named after the midwife who attended her birth. Sarah Frances was preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Mat Yeager and John Frank Yeager; sisters: Edith (Yeager) Craig, Pauline (Yeager) Moore, Helen Kathleen (Yeager) Green, Clara Janet Yeager, Cora Rebecca (Yeager) Jones and Dorthea Yeager and a niece: Karen (Yeager) Krause. She is survived by her brother: Vaughn (Norita) Yeager and her sister: Ann (the late Dr. Don) Mobley and several nieces and nephews. Sarah Frances graduated from Knox Central High School in 1950. After graduating, she wanted to further her education and took a correspondence course so she could work in the Civil Service. She received many awards and commendations in the various jobs of her long career in the Civil Service including jobs with the Department of Education (District of Columbia), Army Corps of Engineers and the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Lexington, KY. Upon her retirement, Sarah Frances devoted her life to caring for her beloved sister: Clara Janet Yeager in Lexington, KY. She loved to travel and attend plays and concerts with her friends in Lexington. Because of her love of books, she took classes at the University of Kentucky in creative writing. She and Clara Janet also shared a great love for needle arts and crafts; making many gifts for family and friends. The two also spearheaded efforts to gather the descendants of the Yeager clan for an annual family reunion. After Clara Janet's death, Sarah Frances moved to Independence, KY to be closer to other family members. She was a devout member of the St. Patrick's Church in Taylor Mill, KY and spent her free time researching the family genealogy and histories as a member of the Knox County Historical Society and the Germania group. Sarah Frances moved to Madonna Manor in Villa Hills, KY prior to her death. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until a Catholic Blessing at 11:00 AM at Connley Brothers Funeral Home, 11 East Southern Avenue, Covington (Latonia), KY 41015 on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. A second visitation will take place on June, 17, 2021 at Knox Funeral Home, 325 Knox St., Barbourville, KY 40906 from 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM. Interment will follow in Yeager and Powell Cemetery, Bimble, KY. Memorials are suggested to the Charity of the Donor's choice. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at


Lyndall and Janice Poff - Jun 14, 2021
So sorry to hear of the passing of Sarah Francis. She was a very sweet person and we enjoyed spending time with her at the family reunions. She knew how to make everyone feel special. She will be missed.
Shelli Disney Calhoun - Jun 14, 2021
I have many fond memories of Sarah Francis, from hearing family stories, learning of her love for genealogy, her dedication to her siblings, and her long phone calls to Mom (Fannie Kelley Disney). Blessed to be related to her. Prayers of comfort for the family.

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