Sara Mae Loveless, 77, a much loved mother, teacher, and friend, passed away into eternal life on the afternoon of July 14, 2008 at the Sterling House in Evansville, Indiana.


She was a lifetime resident of Gibson County, and spent most of her life in Owensville and Princeton, Indiana.


She was born September 7, 1930, in Owensville, Indiana.


She is preceded in death by her parents, Ochla Irene (Corne) Creek, and Noel Wilson Creek; and by her husband of 49 years, Billy Gene Loveless. She is survived by her daughters Janie Russell of Evansville, Indiana, and Rev. Jeanne Loveless of Piedmont, California, as well as many cousins, students, colleagues, and dear friends. 

Sara Mae was a teacher and a school librarian for 45 years and touched the lives of thousands of students in
Southern Indiana. After graduation from Oakland City College, she began her teaching career as a Business/English teacher at Cynthiana High School. She continued teaching at North Posey High School while she earned her Master’s level School Librarian Credential from Indiana State Teacher’s College in Terre Haute. She spent her final 26 teaching years as Librarian of the Princeton Community Middle School in the North Gibson School Corporation. She was honored for “Outstanding Service” to North Gibson School Corporation upon her retirement in 1995. 

Sara Mae was an avid volunteer. She was a Princeton Marching Tiger Band “Booster Mom”, Band Camp Chaperone, and 4-H leader. She was also a volunteer with the American Red Cross of Gibson County, where she served as Treasurer and Family Services/Disaster Response/Assessment Instructor. She also volunteered for the ARC during numerous floods, tornadoes, and local fires in recent years and along with Executive Director, and husband, Billy Loveless, helped many residents of Gibson County who were in need. Sara Mae also represented the Gibson County Chapter of the ARC as a national volunteer during Hurricanes Andrew, Mitch, Rita, and Katrina. She was honored twice as the Gibson County Chapter, “Volunteer of the Year” and was honored with the ARC “Clara Barton Award”, the highest honor given in the
United States to a Red Cross Volunteer. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Gibson General Hospital. 

Sara Mae was also an accomplished musician. She was pianist (with organist, Mary Jean Barrett) for the Owensville Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) since she was a teenager. She also sang alto with the Owensville Christian Church Choir, and the Gibson County Sweet Adelines Chorus. She was a member of the Owensville Christian Church, a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, The Business and Professional Women’s Club, Phi Beta Kappa, and a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. 

Funeral service will be held on
Friday, July 18, 2008 at 10:30 AM at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Dan Garvin officiating. Burial will be at the Columbia White Church Cemetery in Princeton.


Friends may visit from 4 until 8 PM on Thursday at the Colvin Funeral Home.