Sara B. Kamban, age 81, of NewPhiladelphia, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in New Dawn Retirement Community at Dover, following a brief illness.
Born Feb. 19, 1931, at Fairmont, WV, she was a daughter of the late Charles E. and Mabel Floyd Wenger. Sara attended school in Fairmont, and then moved to Ohio. She was employed by TheTimken Co. at Canton for over twenty years, retiring in 1995 as an inspector. In her spare time, Sara enjoyed gardening –especially growing flowers, reading and traveling.
Survivors include her husband, Wayne Kamban, whom she married on Nov. 22, 1980; two daughters, Karla (Dan) O’Connorof Rio Verde, AZ, and Marla (Gary Tedrick) Burgess of New Philadelphia; two sons, Kevin Burgess of New Philadelphia, and Keith (Christine) Burgess of Columbus; a step-son, Shane Kamban of Uhrichsville; twelve grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mary (John) Brink of West Lafayette, Carol (Manass) Troyer of Louisville, Sheila (Doug) McPeek of Midvale, and Lovie (Bill) Jones of Chicago, IL; a brother, Chester (Sandy) Wenger of Carrollton; many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Sara was preceded in death by her first husband, Carl Burgess, in 1967; a grandson; four sisters; and one brother.
A private funeral service will beheld in the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory, New Philadelphia, withDr. Steven R. Bailey of the First United Methodist Church at New Philadelphia officiating. Burial will be in Bisel Church Cemetery at Dover. To sign an online guestbook and share a fond memory of Sara, please visit the Obituaries and Flowers link on the funeral home’s website.
The family suggests that contributions in Sara’s memory be made to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave. S.W., New Philadelphia, OH 44663.