Sarah Ellen Hadra

Sarah Ellen Hadra, 65, of Mount Carmel, Ill. peacefully passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Carle Richland Memorial Hospital, Olney, Ill. surrounded by her loving family.

She was born March 25, 1955 in Wabash County, Ill., the daughter of Gilbert L. and Bessie Ellen (Bailey) Dunkel. Sarah was a 1973 graduate of Mount Carmel High School. On June 22, 1973 she married Daniel Hadra at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mount Carmel.

Sarah was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She drove a school bus for 31 years for District 348, worked 30 years mowing grass at St. Mary’s Cemetery and cleaned houses. Sarah enjoyed gardening, especially working in her flowers, bird watching, decorating her home for each season and cooking for family. Her greatest love was spending time with her family.

Those left to cherish Sarah’s memory are her husband of 47 years, Daniel; children Julie (Thad) Raibley, Beau (Jana) Hadra and Jeanie Hadra, all of Mt. Carmel; grandchildren Jonathon Bader, Karis Hadra, Bode Hadra, Asa Martin, Ella Martin and Clare Raibley; and siblings Mary Dunkel (Bob) Cunningham and Ann Dunkel (David) Jones of Mt. Carmel.

Sarah was preceded in death by her parents.

A Rosary Service will be held with a Funeral Mass afterwards (open to the public) on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 125 W. 5th Street, Mt. Carmel, Illinois with burial following at Harrison Cemetery in Lancaster, Illinois.

Memorials can be made to St. Jude’s, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, Tennessee 38148-0142 or Salvation Army, 202 South Gibson Street, Princeton, Indiana 47670. Envelopes will be available at the church or at Short Funeral Home.

Condolences may be made online at

Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to serve the Hadra family.

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