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Mrs. Sara Faye Biondo
Funeral Time: Friday, February 3rd at 2:00PM
Biondo, Sara Faye Combs, 91, departed life to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 29, 2023, at the home she shared with family in Lexington, Kentucky. Born in Perry County, Hazard, Kentucky September 6, 1931, she was the eldest daughter of the late Samuel Buckner Combs and Mary Golden Pelfrey Lasslo.

Sara was preceded in passing by her parents, her beloved husband of 35 years, William Louis Biondo Jr., who passed in 1996, and her siblings Patricia Sue Combs Morton Strong, Emery Carl (Bud) Combs, James Goble Combs, and Teresa V. Turner. She was also preceded by her mother-in-law, Nina Gertrude Biondo, several in-laws, and her cherished cat, Toby and our loving family dog, Stori. Sara is survived by her two daughters, Sherry Lynn Callihan and Christi Maria Biondo, and four grandchildren: Myken Leigh Settles, William Christian Graul, Kevin Michael (Kaitlin) Callihan, and Shannon Lauren Callihan. She also leaves behind three great-grandchildren, Quentin, Mya, and Katherine, a brother, Sam "Sonny" Combs, beloved nieces and nephews, extended family, friends, and our loyal family dog and protector, Bambino.

Sara relocated to Lexington at a young age and worked as a Telephone Operator at General Telephone. She became a homemaker after marrying her husband Bill in 1962, whom she met and married just after three weeks of courtship. Sara was originally from the mountains of Eastern Kentucky and her husband was from the shores of Lake Erie in Western New York. She had a deep love for her family. She spent much of her time through the years canning, cooking, baking, tending to her flower and vegetable gardens, harvesting fruit trees, and, above all, creating a warm home. She loved nature—animals, birds, flowers, and trees. She was also known to pen an occasional poem or quote and frequently sent a heartfelt greeting card. In addition, she loved country music and gospel hymns.

She will be lovingly remembered for the family Christmas Eve gatherings she hosted for many years alongside her husband. From a spread of homemade biscuits and country ham to her own beer cheese recipe to antipasto trays to numerous homemade cakes, sweets and a Christmas punch, there was love in every detail and decoration of the annual celebration which she and Bill would spend countless hours preparing. Sara was a fantastic cook, having learned to cook as a child while helping her father care for her younger siblings. She even mastered traditional family recipes, including her mother-in-law's Italian sauce. In Sara’s latter years, she held tight to memories of those loved ones who passed before her, having faith that she would reunite with them once again. She especially missed her husband, Bill and her father, Sam. If you knew her at some point in life, she remembered you. She spoke of her family and close friends. She frequently shared stories of her childhood growing up in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky and recounted memories of family life in our little neighborhood on Duntreath Drive. She was ever faithful throughout her lifetime, she was baptized at Hillcrest Baptist and attended Rosemont Baptist and Clays Mill Baptist churches.

The family expresses their heartfelt gratitude to all who supported her through the difficulties she faced in her final years. A special thank you goes to her closest friend, Mary Joyce Raglin, who brought comfort and emotional support through weekly visits, especially during the lonely times of the COVID pandemic. And to those who always kept her in their memories, thoughts and prayers, the family extends their sincerest gratitude.

Per Sara's request, a graveside service will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Park, 2089 Versailles Road, Lexington, Kentucky, this Friday, February 3, 2023, at 2:00 PM. A procession from Kerr Brothers Funeral Home on Harrodsburg Road to Hillcrest begins at 1:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sara's memory to Bluegrass Care Navigators, St. Jude Children's Hospital, or an animal welfare organization dear to your heart.

Hitch your wagon to a star, Mom. Be happy in your heavenly home, know that we love and miss you, and thank you for loving us. We will see you again.