Published 5:00 am Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Zenolla Virginia Sartin, 90, of Westlake, La., died Wednesday,Sept. 2, 2009, in a local healthcare facility.

Mrs. Sartin was born Dec. 12, 1918, in Rush, Ark., and wasreared in Muskogee, Okla. She worked for a number of years atColumbia General Hospital in the medical records department. Afterthe death of her husband, Mrs. Sartin moved to Westlake, where shehas lived for the past 26 years. She was a member of First BaptistChurch of Westlake. She previously worked for the Eye Clinic ofLake Charles, La., where she handled patient information and filedinsurance. She enjoyed reading and working puzzles, but hergreatest joy in life was spending time with her family andgrandchildren.

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Mrs. Sartin is survived by her daughter, Carol Ann Passmore, ofColumbia; son, St. Elmo Sartin Jr. and wife, Linda, of Westlake;siblings, Ruth Foulkes, of Paradise, Calif., Rex Denton, ofFremont, Calif., Tom Denton, of Calimesa, Calif., and Robert Dentonand George Denton, both of Muskogee, Okla.; grandchildren, MarkPassmore, Elizabeth Carol Passmore Boutwell, Emma Charles SartinDowney, Virginia Jane Sartin Henning, Melissa Carol Sartin Conrad,Sherri Diane Sartin May and Maeghan Elizabeth Sartin; and 11great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, St. Elmo Sartin;parents, George W. Denton and Mary Lou Pitchford Denton; andsiblings, Margreet Serena Roork, Mildren Genevia Ferguson, VenitaOnetta Riolo, Bennie Lorene Wells, Norma Jean Cooper, Ella RaeKatherine Shoemake, Iva Edith Earp, Will Uvelda Taylor, Cleo OliahPoquette, Ester Coness Berryhill, Clara Lou Cook and VirginiaMaxine Oberzalek.

Prayer services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, inthe Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Lake Charles. The Rev. JohnnyJohnson will officiate. Visitation Friday will be from 4 until 7p.m. in the funeral home. Visitation Saturday will be in Brookhavenfrom 4 until 8 p.m. and will continue Sunday from noon until thetime of service in the funeral home. Funeral services will be at 2p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, in Harrigill Funeral Home. The Rev. Dr.Robert Hanvey will officiate. Interment will follow in Rose HillCemetery in Brookhaven.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to LBDA (Lewy BodyDementia Association), 912 Killian Hill Road SW, Suite 202C,Atlanta, GA 30047 or the American Heart, Association, 126Arlington, Lake Charles, LA 70605.

Words of comfort to the family may be left atwww.johnsonfuneralhome.net