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Sarah Bell (Moffatt) Banton

March 28, 1933 - November 18, 2021


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    Richard E. Coffman says

    I remember living across the street from Sara in the late 1950’s. I also use to deliver the newspaper to her. I remember Sara as a very nice and very personable person. I enjoyed my contact with her and she always had time to talk to me.

    My deepest sympathy to all members of her family.

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Sarah Bell (Moffatt) Banton, 88, of Lafayette, IN, passed away peacefully on November 18, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 28, 1933, in Orange County, IN, to Harley Moffatt and Cynthia (Cottengaim) Moffatt. She had five children from her previous marriage to Donald Mathers and two children with Paul Banton whom she married in 1968. He preceded her in death in 1980. Sarah loved bowling. She taught junior bowling and especially loved teaching senior bowling. Sarah worked at Market Square Lanes in Lafayette for over 50 years before she retired. Sarah enjoyed league bowling, competing in tournaments, finding a bargain, and most of all spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Sarah is survived by her daughter, Pamela (Lee) Irwin; son, Donald (Krista) Mathers; daughter, Cynthia (Harold) Amstutz; son, Charles Mathers; daughter, Cosetta Davenport; daughter, Paula (Toby) Tudder; son, Paul Banton; brother, Lloyd (Dorothy) Moffatt; sister, Sally (Johnny) Rodriguez; brother, Terry Moffatt; as well as 16 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Dorothy and Doris; brothers, Jess, Clarence, Lester, Clinton, and Archie; and her granddaughter, Katie Marie Amstutz.
Private services will be held at a later date and time. Interment to follow at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. Online condolences can be left to the family at www.tippecanoememorygardens.com.
In lieu of flowers, family requests donations, be made directly to Ronald McDonald House, http://www.rmhccin.org/give/
A Celebration of Sarah’s Life will be held at Market Square Lanes (North End Pub) on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 from 3-5:30pm. Tippecanoe Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family with the arrangements.