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Sarah Louise (Owen) Shively

June 5, 1924 ~ November 20, 2018 (age 94)

Sarah Louise Shively, 94, of 543 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg, PA entered into rest at 6:20 p.m., Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at Rolling Hills Manor, Millmont, PA.

She was born June 5, 1924, in Chesterfield, South Carolina, a daughter of the late James “Jim” and Ola (Gardner) Owen.  On October 19, 1944, in Baltimore, Maryland, she married Kenneth L. Shively, who preceded her in death in 2003.

Sarah was a 1941 graduate of Chesterfield High School, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

She assisted her husband in the operation of K.L. Shively Appliance of Mifflinburg, PA. When she was not helping her husband, she was known for her love of sewing and completed many alterations for the community. She also owned Sarah’s Sewing Center.

Sarah was a member of the Buffalo Valley Church of the Brethren in Mifflinburg, PA.

Surviving are one daughter, Mary L. Jones, of Mifflinburg, PA; one son, Dennis E. Shively, Millmont, PA; one brother and sister-in-law, Scott and Mary Frances Owen of Chesterfield, SC; and two grandsons, Matthew Jones and Michael Jones of Mifflinburg, PA.

In addition to her parents, Sarah was also preceded in death by two sisters, Bonnie Owen Rivers, and Dale Owen Lee; and one brother, James Raeburn Owen.

A memorial service will be conducted privately at the convenience of the family at a later date.

This obituary is being posted by Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home as a courtesy to the Owen & Shively families who are long time residents of Chesterfield, SC and beloved friends. Condolences posted at ( will be forwarded to the family.

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