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 www.moringsflowersin.com (260) 426-3052
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Little Red Door- https://www.littlereddoor.org/donate
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.