Sachs, Leota Marie

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1922 ~ 2008 Leota Marie Sachs, 85, of Shawsville, Va., passed away on Friday, June 27, 2008.

She was born December 23, 1922, in East Liverpool, Ohio, to Charlie and Jessie Harris. At 18 she met and married John E. Sachs Sr., who preceded her on the path to God’s Care in 1984. Leota had two children, a son, John E. Sachs Jr. and a daughter, Moira (Mottsy) Marie SachsMoses-Lobello. She had four grandchildren, Neil Moses, Salem, Va., Merissa (Missy) Marie Sachs-Cole, Christiansburg, Va., Wesley Joe Sachs, Grand Forks, N.D., and Gerald Peter Sachs and wife, Gail, Mesa, Ariz. She had two great-grandchildren, Shane Moses, Salem, Va., and Tiana Renee’ Cole, Christiansburg, Va.; and many friends and relatives.

Leota had many more people in her life whom she kept close to her in friendship and laughter and who are better people today because her. She always held her children to her heart and often took peeks into their privacy, just to insure they were staying on the straight and narrow. She never met a stranger and her list of close friends is far too large to list. Leota worked as a housemaid for a few homes and offices in East Liverpool, Ohio, until 1967 when her husband retired from the Crucible Mill in Midland, Pa.

Leota and Johnny lived in Shawsville, Va., for many years prior to her current residence at Richfield Retirement Home since 2001. Together they enjoyed going to Florida for the winters and traveling the country to visit family each year. Leota was a life member of the DAV Auxiliary. She would volunteer often at the Veterans Administration Hospital and Beach Cafe (The Shack) in Florida to help in any way she could for the Veterans.

Leota’s life can be measured positively by her willingness to help others, her ability to understand the good things in life and the ability of passing those excellent traits on to those around her. God has truly taken an angel back to heaven.

Special thanks to the 4 West staff at Richfield Nursing, Salem, Va., for taking such great care of her for seven years. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice. Thank you.

Services will be held in East Liverpool, Ohio. Online condolences may be sent to