Sarah (Woolston) Woolston

July 5, 1966 ~ December 14, 2020 (age 54)


Dillman-Scott Funeral Home


Sarah “Gayle” Woolston, 54, of Paoli, Indiana, passed away on Monday, December 14, 2020 at Jasper Memorial Hospital, Jasper Indiana.  She was born July 5, 1966 in Salem, Indiana to Bill and Janice Woolston, whom she lived with until Janice could no longer care for her. Then she lived the rest of her days in great care with her sister, Kathy McManis and family of Taswell, Indiana.


Gayle lived a full, extraordinary life. She was a strong and optimistic woman and everyone who met her instantly fell in love with her.  She was an inspiration to everyone. Gayle attended First Chance and participated in Special Olympics, earning several trophy’s and metals in bowling, horseshoes, and track. She loved to dance, draw, bake, music, and Christmas, but most of all, she loved her family who absolutely adored her.


Sarah was preceded in death by her parents, Bill & Janice, as well as three nephews, Shawn, Shannon, and Billy.


Survivors include:



                Bill (Mary Lynn) Woolston                                                                                            Orleans, Indiana

                Tom (Fran) Woolston                                                                                                     Bradenton, Florida

                Mark Woolston                                                                                                                 Orleans, Indiana


                Sue (Bob) Hart                                                                                                                   Scottsburg, Indiana

                LeeAnn (Grant)  Frentz                                                                                                   Orleans, Indiana

                Kathy (Tony) McManis                                                                                                   Taswell, Indiana



16 nieces and nephews; Amy Shannon of Clinton, Indiana, Jenny (Devin) Baker of Orleans, Indiana, Melanie (Paul) Presta of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Tina (Ryan) Engleking of Paoli, Indiana, Michael (Deborah) Woolston of Alhambra, California, Kyle (Amy) Woolston of Orleans, Indiana, Laura (Ryan) Harrison of Gosport, Indiana, Shana Brown of Henryville, Indiana, Tiffany (Steve) Warman of Sellersburg, Indiana, Rebekah (Alberto) Yong of Orlando, Florida, Heidi Frentz of Orleans, Indiana, David (Ashley) Frentz of Orleans, Indiana, Keith (Edna) Frentz of New Albany, Indiana, Karl (Elizabeth) Frentz of New Albany, Indiana, Jamie (Jason) Eastridge of Taswell, Indiana, and Jason (Megan) McManis of Taswell, Indiana, as well as 23-Great nieces and nephews and 1-Great-Great niece.


Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Dillman-Scott Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 1:00 PM,  with interment to follow at the  Paoli Community Cemetery. Due to the Corona Virus Pandemic, guests are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. If you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, such as fevers or chills, cough, shortness of breath, muscle, or body aches, etc., we ask that you do not attend. Thank you for your cooperation.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Orange County Special Olympics.



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December 17, 2020

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Dillman-Scott Funeral Home
226 W Campbell ST.
Paoli, Indiana 47454

Funeral Service
December 17, 2020

1:00 PM
Dillman-Scott Funeral Home
226 W Campbell ST.
Paoli, Indiana 47454

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