May 13, 1961 ~ May 7, 2022

Born in: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Resided in: Indianapolis, Indiana

Sara Elisabeth (Leas) Pellot, of Ft. Wayne, IN, born on May 13, 1961 to the late Blaine and Gertrude (Winkleman) Leas passed away peacefully on the beautiful Saturday morning of May 7th, 2022. She was surrounded by family as she took her journey to be with Jesus Christ. Sara attended South Side High School. She had a long-standing career in the hospitality industry as well as 15 years working as a receptionist at Fort Wayne Pediatrics.

Sara is survived by her son, Josh Pellot; daughter, Maggie (Alex) Curry; step-daughters, Charlene Hogan and Nancy (Rob) Bilderback; grandchildren, Brandon, Dakota, Trevor, Cosette, Simone, Charlie, and William; Siblings, Patricia (Jim) Gebhart, Anita (Tom) Tracy, Marianne Duffey, and Matt Leas. Sara had two passions in life, motorcycles and family. The feeling of the open road resembled her daring attitude, adventurous smile, and free spirit. Later in life, as she was presented with the gift of grandchildren, everything took a back seat to family. “Family is God and God is Family” she wrote in her journal. In Sara’s eyes there were no “step-children”, “in-laws”, or “third cousins” … there was just family. Her laughter and silliness flowed through every family gathering she ever graced and afterwards there was only one feeling… Gratitude. That is what we are left with now…Gratitude. Thank you for being a ray of positivity. Thank you for showing us all that it is ok to grow from mistakes. Thank you for showing us how to be kind when we know there are dark days ahead. Sara showed unmatched bravery and resilience in her three year battle with cancer. She stayed positive until the very end and so will we. Thank you, Sara.

Cremation arrangements provided by Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services- Lawrence.

Funeral services for Sara will be held at Greenlawn Funeral Home 6750 Covington Rd., Ft. Wayne, IN 46804 on May 16, 2022; with a gathering starting at 12:00 p.m. and memorial service at 1:00 p.m.

The family would like to thank the entire cancer team at Community North Hospital for extending our time with Sara. Also, a special thank you to ALL the staff members at Community North Hospice for making Sara’s transition as peaceful as possible and supporting the family.

Floral arrangements can be ordered through Moring’s Flowers (260) 426-3052

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Little Red Door-
or Community North Hospice

A donation box will also be at the funeral home for Richard May (make checks payable to) who rents property at Ft.Benjamin Harrison State Park for his horse stable. Sara took her grandchildren horseback riding here. Although this is not the stable she volunteered for (apologize I cannot locate them) she did that for some time when she could no longer work and it was incredibly therapeutic for her.

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. You were an amazing Aunt. Lot to say and to much to put in writing. I will miss our talks and texting. Most of all your smiling face and personality.

    Heaven has gained the brightest Angel! Love you forever!

  3. Sara gave me one of the greatest gifts of my life. She raised a child into a woman of grace and family devotion, Maggie. Maggie married my son, Alex, almost ten years and brought with her, Sara. Sara and I bonded over our love of motorcycles and later, of course, our grandchildren. She was a tough opponent in Yahtzee and I will miss our afternoon games. Thank you Sara for our beloved Maggie. God’s speed.

  4. I am so grateful Sara was in my life. We lost touch for many years but magically found each other again by chance. It was like we were never apart. When I think of Sara, I smile 😊
    Light and love 💕

  5. The best person and will always have place n my you forever gone but never forgotten

  6. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God lay his healing hand on you and give you peace. I remember Sara while she was still I High School. What a beautiful soul she was then and I’m sure she was until her time arrived. God Bless you and kove you all.

  7. Sending much love and condolences to my Indiana family. Praying God will comfort you and hold you close during this difficult time. Fly high, Sara. Love, Cynthia

  8. Dear Pat, Marianne, Anita, Matt, Maggie, Josh and Sara’s grandchildren. My deepest sympathy to you all. May you find peace and comfort in your faith to carry you through these rough times. My cousins, my heart goes out to you all. It is so hard to lose a sibling.

  9. My Sister Sara was one amazing lady.
    She so Strongly believed in our God Almighty and never lost that faith. She LOVED, oh how she loved, there was no limit to her love.
    Most of all she loved God Almighty and her
    family. That was her life.
    She was so determined and positive and thankful for Life, Health and EveryGood.
    Everyday was a beautiful day, if it wasn’t such a good day she always found something beautiful about it.
    My Sister Sara was a wonderful example of how we should look at life and I am sooo THANKFUL God blessed me with a absolutely wonderful Sister.
    I love you Sara 🙏🕊💗

  10. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sara was such a delightful person, her beautiful smile will be missed by many.

  11. Maggie and Family,

    Ms.Sara will be missed in the neighbor, sitting outside watching Charlie and Will race around the island and just enjoying the Sun.
    She was a delightful person, always spoke and so very kind.

    May she Rest In Peace with the Angels.

    Mr. Clyde & Ms. Becky

  12. A gentle heart and a tough cookie all rolled up into a caring and firm stand-her-ground human being.
    Sincerest condolences to the family for your dear loss.
    Her smile, laughter, and in-general take no bs attitude, will all remain among many of my fondest & grit my teeth memories.

  13. Wow , so many memories of you and Teresa Fry in the neighborhood. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. You are such a bright light. You will be missed.

  14. Hello Pat, Marianne, Anita, and Matt. Marcia and I were so saddened by the news of Sara’s passing. While we will not be able to attend the service due to health reasons, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  15. May her memories bring her loved ones smiles and feelings of solice. May her light shine through her family and carry on to the future with the same beauty and grace she showed. God speed.

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