Sarah Smeal

Obituary of Sarah Louella Smeal

Sarah Louella Smeal, 94, of Salt Springs, Florida passed away at her home on May 14, 2022. She was born January 13, 1928, the daughter of the late Leroy and Kristine Durst. Sarah was a native of Grantsville, Maryland before moving to Florida from Ohio. She was married to her loving husband, Wallace, and together the two shared many years of love and happiness until his passing in 1995. Sarah attended Salt Springs Christian Church while living in Florida. She was a beloved mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed.


Sarah is survived by her children, Robert C. Smeal, Sr. and Sarah D. Stidd; five grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Wallace; and her siblings, Nevin Durst, Alice Novak, Donald Durst, Clem Durst, and Midge Durst.


A funeral service for Sarah will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, May 18 at Salt Springs Christian Church. Visitation will be held from 10:00am until the time of the service. Burial will follow at the Salt Springs Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Marion County. Online condolences may be sent to

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