Sarah Kostrna

Obituary of Sarah Maranda Kostrna

Sarah M. Kostrna was born July 27, 1926 in Binghamton New York. She passed away May 18th 2018 in Grants Pass Oregon. Sarah was raised on a dairy farm in Penn. with her six siblings. After graduating high school she attended nursing school in Montrose Pennsylvania where she received her Registered nursing degree. One of her first jobs was at a hospital in New York City where she met her husband Stephen F. Kostrna. After a few years and three children they moved to Cortland New York where her youngest child was born. Sarah worked for the local hospital and a few nursing homes. In 1980 she and Stephen moved to Houston Texas, after his death Sarah worked as a nanny. In 1988 Sarah moved to California to be near her children and be a nanny for her youngest daughter's children. Sarah loved children and babies were her specialty. Sarah volunteered at St. Joseph's Medical Center for many years Sarah attended Holy Cross United Methodist Church where she was involved with Sunday School, Joy Circle, and Sew and Sow. She was always known for wearing hats and planting flowers around the church. In 2011 Sarah moved to Grants Pass Oregon to live with her son.She is survived by her children Patricia (Scott) Woodbury, Charles (Kim) Kostrna, Michael (Jennifer)Kostrna, and Merry(Ken) Mitchell-Sloan, eight grand children, Stephanie Keeney, Maranda Ramirez, Stephen Mitchell, Ilsa Tinnin, Andrew, Stephen, Racheal, Sarah Kostrna and ten Great grand children and five of her siblings, Grace, Susan, Frannie, Mary, Frank.
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