Sara G. Folkes

April 14, 2019

Sara G. Folkes, of Pipersville, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Doylestown Hospital. She was 96 and the wife for 66 years of Jay Folkes.

Born in New Hope, she was the second of seven children of the late Wilmer and Dorothy Ervin Frederick.

Sara grew up in New Hope and Buckingham. The family farm in Glendale is still in the Frederick family.

She was an avid gardener and animal lover. She and her husband have lived in their home in Tinicum Township since 1952. Their farm house has been home to many animals over the years, including three cats at present. Sara was an active parishioner at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Doylestown, for many years.

In addition to her husband, Sara is survived by her daughters: Joan Seipp (David), of Point Pleasant, Suzanne Day (Peter), of Texas; her son: Lewis Gardner (Lois), of Galeton; her daughter-in-law: Laura Folkes, of Doylestown; her grandchildren: Michael Lowry (Margot), Dawn Janney (Sean), Lewis Gardner (Melissa), Lee Gardner (Kristin), Levi Gardner (Misty); her great grandchildren: Kate Smookler, Shelby, Levi and Lura and Luella Gardner, as well as a sister: Marion Walker. She was preceded in death by her son, Mark Folkes.

Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral Mass 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 84 East Oakland Avenue, Doylestown. Interment will be held in Doylestown Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Sara’s name may be made to the charity of the donors choice.


1 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2019
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
84 East Oakland Avenue


Doylestown Cemetery