Sara Evelyn Disponette Traugott, 90, widow of Walter G. Traugott, a retired registered nurse, graduated from Nazareth School of Nursing, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington. She worked in Frankfort, Versailles, and was the first person to retire from Kentucky Veterans Center (Thomas Hood), Wilmore, after 43 years nursing. She was presented the Kentucky Colonel Award by Col. Marten from Military Affairs for her years of service in nursing. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, Versailles. She has taught Sunday school, worked with youth at church and was a Girl Scout leader. She was a volunteer with the American Cancer Society and participated in the Cancer Relay For Life in Woodford County since its inception in 1996.
She was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary S. Disponette.
She is survived by two children, Milton (Angie) Travis, Buford, Georgia, and Martha (Rick) Sandlin, Maryville, Tennessee; a stepson, Larry (Diane) G. Traugott, and a son-in-law, Bill Arnold, Woodford County; three grandchildren, Joshua (Sasha) Travis, Jacob (Kristin) Travis, Sarah (Nathan) Hamby, all of Georgia; Micah (Holly) Sandlin and David (Sallie) Sandlin, all of Maryville, Tennessee; four step-grandchildren, Jennifer Arnold, Frankfort, and Jeremy (Amanda) Arnold, Florida; Krystal (Levi) Constant, Richmond; and Reva Traugott, Versailles; 13 great-grandchildren, Noah, Kate, Emma, Travis, Riley, Stella, Eliza, Maggie, Charlotte, Conner, Garrett, Kendall and Knox, three sisters, Elizabeth (Emery) G. Emmert, Lexington, Natalie (Bill) Hopkins, Corbin, and Ann (Charles) Thompson, Versailles; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by sisters and brothers, Mabel, Etta, Rena, Henry Jr., Glessie, Kitty and Keith; and stepdaughter Ruby T. Arnold.
Services were held Sunday, Feb. 25, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Rd., Lexington. Burial followed in Versailles Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1504 College Way, Lexington, 40502.