Sarah J. (Guss) Tabb

Born: Thu., Jan. 6, 1927
Died: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Dec. 08, 2018
Location: St. Stephen's Lutheran Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Dec. 08, 2018
Location: St. Stephen's Lutheran Church


Sat., Dec. 08, 2018
Location: St. Stephen's Lutheran Cemetery

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     Sarah J. Tabb, 91, of Mifflintown, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin.

     Born Jan. 6, 1927, in Milford Township, Juniata Co., she was a daughter of the late Edward G. and Anna (Woodward) Guss. Her husband, Joseph R. Tabb, Sr., whom she married April 6, 1947, died Nov. 12, 2009.

     She is survived by one son, Joseph R. Tabb, Jr. and wife, Betty, of Mifflintown, four grandchildren, Jason Tabb, Justin Tabb and wife, Sue, Todd Tabb and wife, Melissa, and Tonya Tabb, and two great-grandchildren, Emma and Owen Tabb.

     In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, George E. Tabb, and three brothers, Paul, Roy, and John Guss.

     She graduated from Juniata High School in 1945.

     Early in life, she was a clerk at Shively's Department Store in Mifflin. She then worked at the Tuscarora Motor Inn and in the Juniata County School District cafeterias.

     Sarah was a member of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church and the church quilting group.

     She enjoyed playing cards, going on bus trips, baking, sewing, gardening, being outdoors in her yard and spending time with her family.

     Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, Licking Creek Valley, with Pastor Chris Mathiason, officiating. Interment will be in St. Stephen's Lutheran Cemetery.

     There will be a viewing on Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the services.

     For those who desire, memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, 8489 Licking Creek Road, Mifflintown, PA  17059, or to the Juniata Co. Food Pantry, PO Box 44, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

     Guss Funeral Home, Inc., has care of the arrangements. Condolences may be left at

Charitable donations may be made in Sarah's memory to the following organizations:

Juniata County Food Pantry
PO Box 44, Mifflintown, PA 17059

St. Stephen's Lutheran Church
8489 Licking Creek Road, Mifflintown, PA 17059

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Holly (Stence) Wileman
   Posted Thu December 06, 2018
So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Linda Whitesel
   Posted Fri December 07, 2018
I was sorry to hear of your loss. I always liked and admired Sarah, and know you will miss her a lot.

Sharon & John Clark
   Posted Mon December 10, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Aunt Sarah was a special lady and will be missed.

Sheila A Yorks
   Posted Fri December 14, 2018
Joe and Betty, I am so sorry that I missed this and just realized that your mother has passed. She was such a sweet lady and I know a wonderful mother! Please accept my heartfelt sympathy! Sheila McCarthy Yorks