Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Sause

September 20, 1927 ~ September 19, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Elizabeth "Betty" Sause Obituary

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Sause, age 95, of Swainsboro, GA, on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at her residence.

Funeral Services will be conducted Friday, September 22, 2023 at 11:00 AM in the Peebles- Curry Memorial Chapel with Rev. Curt Grimm officiating.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors.

Burial will be in the Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum.

Pallbearers will be Justin Hartmeyer, Chris Sause, Jake Grimm, Tommy Sause, Grant Barry and Bailey Sause.

Born in Youngstown, Ohio, to Mr. Michael and Veronica Lipko Gayan, Mrs. Betty came to Georgia around 1966. She had also lived in Florida for 20 plus years. Betty was a homemaker and at one time worked at The Dianah Shop in Swainsboro. She was a great cook and was an “authentic pizza baker”. She and her husband loved to travel and enjoyed riding their three wheeled bicycles.  Mrs. Betty was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Well into her 80’s, Mrs. Sause remained active and clear minded. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Thomas Edward Sause, a daughter Diane Marie Sause, a son, Thomas Edward Sause, Jr., two sisters, Mary Rast and Anne Pavis and two brothers Steve and Edward Gayan.

Survivors include:

Daughter: Karen Sause Hartmeyer ( Derek), of Swainsboro, GA.

Son: Ronald “Ronnie” Sause (Mary) of Swainsboro, GA.

Six Grandchildren: Justin Hartmeyer, Ciara Barry (Grant),  Kristie Grimm (Curt), Tommy Sause (Stacey), Christopher “Chris” (Mandy) Sause and Brian Sause (Jill).

Nine Great-Grandchildren: Abe Thomas Barry, Madison Grimm, Jacob Grimm, Savannah Sause, Isabell Sause, Kyler Akridge (Daren), Bailey Sause, Monica Sause and Amy Sause.

Three Great-Great Grandchildren:  Jordan Jones, Kade Ricks and Paisley Holloway. 

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Sause, of Swainsboro, Georgia.

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September 22, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Durden - Hudson Funeral Directors
206 East Pine Street
Swainsboro, GA 30401

Funeral Service
September 22, 2023

11:00 AM
Durden - Hudson Funeral Directors
206 East Pine Street
Swainsboro, GA 30401

Interment following funeral service
September 22, 2023

Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum

Swainsboro, GA


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