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McKeown, Sarah Elizabeth

Vestal: Sarah Elizabeth McKeown, 23, of Vestal, passed away peacefully into the arms of the Lord, on Saturday, August 17, 2013. She was predeceased by her paternal grandfather, James McKeown. She is survived by her parents, Stephen and Beth McKeown; a sister, Laura McKeown, all of Endicott; paternal grandmother, Jean McKeown, Vestal; maternal grandparents, Laurence and Lola Glass, Doylestown, PA; aunts and uncles, Susan McKeown, Vestal; Beverley and Todd Haar, Clifton Park, NY; Sandi and Bob Hardin, Doylestown, PA, and Clif and Pat Glass, Huntsville, AL; also many dear and cherished friends. Sarah was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Endicott, and a camp counselor for many years at El Rancho de Paz, Owego. She was a student at Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, majoring in Graphic Design, and was involved in their rowing and marching band programs. Sarah was a graduate of Union-Endicott High School, Class of '08, where she was active in both marching band and track. She participated in several mission trips, including Kenya and Mississippi. She was also an employee of Target, Vestal. Sarah's many loves in life included her Lord, children, music, art, and she had a talent for illustration and theatrical makeup.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 10 am, at First Presbyterian Church, 29 Grant Avenue, Endicott. Burial will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott, Tuesday from 5-7 pm and Wednesday at the church from 9 am until service time at 10 am. Expressions of sympathy in Sarah's memory may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation, 1650 South Avenue #300, Rochester, NY 14620-3926.






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August 13, 2014
Pint the Sky Tonight
PAINT THE SKY TONIGHT

She met Jesus on the sunrise,
Which was fitting for her life,
They planned today together,
What to do to share more light.

Her eyes were bight as diamonds,
And her smile was seen by all.
If you were down you caught her laughter,
And she'd never let you fall.

She loved the little children,
And the crazy and the few,
Which were different in their own way,
She even loved them too..

She could turn the darkness into light,
Brighten up the cloudy days,
With a look, a smile, some silly song,
Or hair sprayed with purple haze.

We wonder why she left us,
Before we said good bye.
But we know she is with Jesus now.
So we'll meet them in the sky.

Her face will still be glowing,
Her eyes will still be bright,
We'll understand it all one day
Like she understands tonight.

She'll see Jesus in the sunset,
Behind the purple hues,
But the colors of His heaven,
Are not for us to choose.

She'll share the beauty of this day,
Paint the skies for us with love.
With the God of all creation,
Smiling on us from above.

JKB
Julie Bailey
August 10, 2014
Sarah was an amazing person to know ! I met her my freshman year of college on dorm 12 :) she was always so full of life <3
Kristin Mcmanaway
May 5, 2014
My prayers to your family. I was not aware of Sarah's passing. There is no greater loss than that of our child.
Pamela Sellitto
October 21, 2013
Right now Sarah is more fully alive then she ever was while here on earth, which is really saying something, since Sarah lived life, lived every moment, every minute to the fullest degree. In affirmation of the truth that she is living, my writing will reflect this as I write in the present tense.
Sarah's eyes are always the feature that stand out most - bright and joyful, dancing with life and a sparkle of the unconventional ;) Her enthusiasm, out-going personality and ever-evolving ideas are certainly keeping the heavenly population on its toes even as you read this now. Sarah is a dreamer...always hoping and believing this or that thing can be pursued and accomplished, ever reaching beyond limits and boundaries to explore past and beyond. Is it any wonder she loved horses so much? Animals whose natural instinct mirror the longing of her soul? I imagine Sarah now front-and-center, perhaps even hand-in-hand with her cousin Emilee, fully engaged in the heavenly action of creating and designing, contributing unimagineable beauty and delight, and ensuring there is an element of surprise and the unexpected - entirely appropriate for the mysteries of heaven - certain to lift our hearts in wonder when we arrive to take it all in. Sarah's evident and genuine love for her Lord continues to grow as she experiences Him now face-to-face. And I picture them walking, hands held and swinging, Jesus doubled over laughing at the latest "spontaneous-Sarah-words" expressed, as He utterly delights in her, His precious dearly loved child.
Sarah, we celebrate you and all God has made you to be! You are a gift to our lives, and we carry you in our hearts always. Just thinking of you I can't help but smile :) Steve, Beth and Laura, we continue to wrap you in our love and prayers. God WILL hold you together. He will not waste your pain. He counts your every tear. He is the Healer of the broken-hearted. He will, He will carry you through. Sarah's life continues to be lived. And we walk beside you now in your journey here on earth until you are reunited with Sarah once again.
With Much Love & Affection,
Wendy Laverty
October 17, 2013
Dear Beth & Family: Our deepest sympathies to you. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. I wish I had known Sarah, but I'm sure that like her mother, she touched many lives. Hugs to you and much love, Kris
Kris Palmer
October 14, 2013
Precious Sarah, our first born grandchild, is now with God and the others that went before. We will miss her natural talents that will not have the opportunity to blossom. The last time we were with Sarah was Laura's graduation party. It was plain to see that she was ready to attack the world with her usual enthusiasm. We will always love and miss "Dear Sarah". Grandma and Grandad Glass.
October 6, 2013
Sarah was my counselor for many years at the ranch. She is the reason I am who I am today. Sarah is the one who guided me my first game of paintball, who encouraged me to be more spontaneous and try things I would never have thought of doing, and she was the person who was with me when I accepted Jesus into my life as my Lord and savior for the first time. Thinking of her now of course makes me sad but more than that it makes me smile and laugh and think of all the people she impacted and how many amazing memories Ive had with her. Not a day goes by when I don't think of the best counselor I've ever had and the most real and inspiring person I will ever meet. I love and miss you Sarah and I know you are watching over us.
Emily Budine
October 2, 2013
We will always remember Sarah with love and the wonderful times we had with her during family gatherings. Her wonderful ability to put people at ease, tell funny stories, and make everyone laugh were just some of her special gifts. Sarah's love for the Lord and others was so transparent in everything she said and did. We are sure she is having a ball in heaven! We look forward to seeing her again in our heavenly home.
The Grindrod Family
October 1, 2013
Sarah, Emilee, Lindsey, Laura
Sarah, Vivacious is the word that will always describe who you are to me. You lived your life to the full on earth. You cherished each moment. I remember sitting with you and your family on the eve of going to Liberty. You were excited about your transition to college and all the promise of your future in Lynchburg. But, you were also fully involved in what was unfolding in your life right then which was summer camp. I can only imagine that today you are still living life to the full in the presence of your Lord. I can see your eyes brighten and flash with excitement as you worship the One who gave you such an abundant and satisfying life. The last time our eyes met you were on your way home after our family breakfast at Friendlys. You smiled and waved. I smiled back. I know now that we weren't saying goodbye but simply "see you later." One day we will be together again and when we are I can't wait to see and hear you living life to the full eternally.
Jim Laverty
October 1, 2013
I wake up so many mornings thinking of Sarah. The beginning of tears usually ends up in a chuckle when I remember her ... she has the ability to invoke a smile even from Heaven.
Kerri Toloczko
October 1, 2013
How does one begin to describe the feeling of loss for someone so beautiful inside and outside;a heart as big as her zest for life and with a fun-loving sense of humor that always kept everyone on their toes? The special way that you touched so many lives in your brief time on this Earth was exhibited through your deep faith and in carrying out His work - always so selfless, caring and giving toward others. You were certainly OUR (super) hero and will continue to be missed each and every day. Love and peace always,
Mark Bodenhorn
September 30, 2013
Sarah, though I never met you it seems you were an amazing young lady. In your short time here you were able to accomplish so much. We will keep your family in our prayers and are so excited to know that your are with God in heaven. I'm am sure your family will miss you and looks forward to reuniting with you. God Bless
September 30, 2013
Aunt Sandi and Sarah
September 30, 2013
Laura, Sarah, and Uncle Bob
September 30, 2013
Our beautiful niece, Sarah
We miss our sweet, funny, spontaneous, beautiful, joyful, creative, entertaining, tuba-playing, crew-rowing, deep-thinking, superhero-admiring, paint-ball-playing, God-loving, first-born niece more than words can express! We are thankful that God blessed us with you for 23 years, and we so enjoyed being your aunt and uncle. There is an emptiness and an ache in our hearts that will never go away, and even though we know you are rejoicing in Heaven and we will see you again one day, losing you has changed our lives here on earth forever. When you left us, you took with you some of the light and color, and our lives will never be the same.

We will always love and miss you, Sarah!
Aunt Sandi and Uncle Bob Hardin
September 30, 2013
You were our beloved niece and we will never forget you dearest Sarah.
Pat and Clif Glass
September 22, 2013
Missing you so much, Sarah!

Love forever,

Uncle D
David Howland
September 20, 2013
Steve, Laura and I are overwhelmed by the outpouring of love, support and encouragement in this Guest Book. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts--it means so much to us. It blesses us immensely to hear about how Sarah impacted each of your lives through your words and pictures.

This isn't goodbye...the book will remain online at least until next August. Just wanted to express our thanks to all of you...you've given us a gift that will last a lifetime and be passed down for generations to come.

Much love to all and God bless.
Beth McKeown
September 16, 2013
Jenette
September 16, 2013
Beth and family, I am extremely sorry to hear of your loss. I only met Sarah a few times in my Zumba class and what an amazing personality. Loved having her in class. I'm sure where she is, she is making people smile. My heart goes out to you! <3
Jenette Taylor
August 31, 2013
I had a class with Sarah in 2011, and she was one of the most creative, outgoing, and sweet people I've ever met. She was always offering to help others with their work - such a giving, selfless person. She really made a difference in the lives of others.
Sharon Wildberger
August 29, 2013
I was privileged to have Sarah for two classes at LU. Additionally, my step-son was a teammate of hers on the Crew. News of her passing deeply saddened me though, I am confident she is now with her Savior. She had a unique and wonderful perspective on life. I will miss her joy and spirit.
Cam Davis
August 29, 2013
Sarah was an amazing woman who had a heart for God. She took almost everyone under her wing in the Spirit of the Mountain. She was a great tuba player and will always be part of the tuba family. She had a presious laugh and an amazing smile. Sarah will be greatly missed but, we all know we will be able to share another laugh in heaven. The tubes love you Sarah. Xoxo
Nicole Anderson
August 28, 2013
What stands out to me about Sarah is the way that she was always positive, always joyful, always full of God's love for others.
As I pray for the family, I can't help but think of God smiling at her arrival, greeting her with a great hug and the words we all long so desperately to hear, "Well done, good and faithful servant!"
Evan Chiu
August 27, 2013
We are mourning with you, and your family is in our prayers.

The Boyer Family
August 26, 2013
Dear Beth, Steve and Laura,

We are so, sad to hear about Sarah's death. We've been mourning for you from our new home here in Austin, TX.

You might not realize what a deep impact your daughter (sister) had on our daughter Natalie. The first year we took her to camp we were all teary and Natalie was having a hard time with us leaving. Sarah greeted her so kindly and I could tell she was just the right person to welcome Natalie.

Natalie's life was changed that week as she discovered a passion for camp and ministry. She now serves Austin's at-risk kids at fall, summer and spring camps as well as weekly gatherings. She took what Sarah modeled so beautifully for her and puts it into practice with all her might. We are forever grateful for your daughter and love that God allowed that one week of camp so many years ago to ripple out in the lives of so many. We will remember your family to the Father often and keep Sarah's life and passion alive.

With sadness and hope,

Brian, Tamara & Natalie Murphy
August 26, 2013
Sarah was such an awesome friend to have...when Halloween came around and I needed some awesome face painting skills Sarah was immediately recommended to me. We had a blast as she painted my face like the Cheshire Cat. Not only was she a lovely friend but an dedicated team mate. I will miss her spunk and vivacious love of life. God Bless.
-Sarah Huggins
Sarah
August 25, 2013
So very sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. I'm sure she is shaking up heaven with her magical personality...a true angel indeed. You are all certainly in our daily thoughts and prayers. Love you so very much!
Deb, Tony, Kara, Angela and Joey Nestico
August 25, 2013
As you know, I was pregnant with my firstborn the same time you were. I remember sharing moments together, "Did you feel the baby move yet?" "Did you hear the heartbeat yet?", etc. As my son Paul Donato Jr is 6 months older than Sarah was, My heart was so very heavy for you. And also, as you said, I am sure she is lighting up Heaven with her stories, testimonies, and love. She was a BEAUTIFUL person both inside and out. Prayers and hugs in my heart for all of you. Get in touch with me if there is ANY WAY I can help.
Kelly Donato
August 25, 2013
Steve, Beth and Laura, One of my fondest memories was helping you plan for Sarah's graduation party. She was an amazing young woman who inspired so many others with her humor and faith. You are in my heart and prayers for healing. Denise
August 25, 2013
So sorry for your loss. I knew her my first year of marching band at UE, when I was in 8th grade and she was a senior. She was so kind-hearted and fun-spirited. Thoughts are with you and the family.
Amanda Schmitz
August 24, 2013
Steve, Beth, and Laura, So sorry to hear of the loss of Sarah. Our deepest sympathy to all of you.
Debi, Steve and Matthew Simmons
August 24, 2013
It has been several years since my last interaction with Sarah but she was always a pleasant, fun-loving girl. God bless you all with much comfort in these difficult days. Rejoice knowing that Sarah is now praising her Creator and looks forward to you joining her.
Ken Baratta
August 24, 2013
Our condolences are with you
Rick & Diana Moon
August 23, 2013
Beth, Steve & Laura,
Our love, daily thoughts and prayers are with you. We will never forget Sarah as a baby and as a small child when we lived nearby and all of the happy memories we made together. She was precious and special from the start....she lived her life in a big way and touched so many people. She was a true Christian and her life will most certainly continue to inspire ours for the rest of our lives. Love, Linda, Neil and Christina Garrigan
August 23, 2013
I am deeply sorry for your loss! Even though I am an online student, I am sure that I would have definitely become friends with Sarah if I was a resident student. She left amazing footprints in other people's lives. She must have been a good hearted, kind, selfless person. That is so hard to find these days! She must have been a wonderful angel of God here on Earth. The only difference is that now she shall be in Heaven. She never leaves your side for her spirit walks with you wherever you go. I trust in God, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and Jesus that all of them are your strength, your courage, your rock, your shoulder to cry on and, most of all your light in this moment of darkness. Thank you for giving life to such a beautiful person. God bless!Liz.
Lizmarie Ortiz
August 23, 2013
Steve, Beth, and Laura,
We are praying for you all at this time of unspeakable loss. May Jesus be with you and give you the comfort and strength you need.
Paul and Nancy Higgins
August 23, 2013
Mckeown Family,
I did not personally know Sarah. Just reading the posts and seeing her picture. I am sure that if she and I were to cross paths I would have loved her. She seems like a bright and energetic young lady. While knowning that my words are not enough comfort for you, I know that you will find your comfort in the Lord. God takes the angels first. Sarah must have truly been an Angel. I pray that your family stays strong in your time of grief. God Bless you all!
Alishia Massey
August 22, 2013
Dear McKeowen Family,
I'm really saddened to hear of Sarah's passing this past week. Sarah was a fellow Graphic Design student and friend at Liberty during my last two years of studies. Her enthusiasm for life and creativity, as well as her wacky sense of humor will be very much missed. I'm rejoicing with her right now, but praying for your family during this time.
Nate Susman
August 22, 2013
Becky J.
August 22, 2013
Dear McKeown Family I know of Sarah through Bob and Sandi Hardin. Two of our children attend Liberty and Sandi always spoke of Sarah with great affection as we shared this connection. We attended church with Bob and Sandi before moving to VA. We learned of Sarah's passing from Hilltown Baptist prayer chain and were so saddened by the news. Sarah obviously touched many lives. Our prayer is that the God of all comfort will surround you with HIS comfort and give you peace. The Young Family
Bill and Jeannie Young
August 22, 2013
Steve, Beth and Family,
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this very sad time. May you find comfort in your memories.
Brad, Brenda, Claire and Sarah Van Putten
August 22, 2013
Sarah and I met at Liberty Fall of 2009. Since then, she was always fun to talk to and quite enthusiastic about everything she did. It is a tragedy and my heart and prayers go out to her family.
Matt Johnson
August 22, 2013
Sarah was my favorite I knew her from camp el rancho de paz and she was my consualr for 3 years I remember last year the last week of camp and last day we were crying together on stairs because it was the last day and everything was changing at the camp but we would have crazy sarah day and everrything we had so much fun together I loved her and so did the camp she is in a good plaxe with the lord
Christina spencer
August 21, 2013
Sarah was my camp counselor at El Rancho for three years. She was a huge spiritual leader to me and truly helped me strengthen my relationship with God. I will always remember the memories she gave me that made my summer so much better. Her laugh and warm smile itself could just put you in a good mood. She's in God's hands and in my prayers.
Rebekah
August 21, 2013
Sarah was my first ever camp counselor. With her as an influence in my life and relationship with Christ, I learned and grew so much. She was a beautiful picture of delightful femininity meeting unabashed strength.

My love goes to her family, thank you for sharing Sarah with us. She will be deeply missed.
Natalie Murphy
August 21, 2013
Beth, Steve and family,
Our hearts and prayers go out to you at the loss of your sweet Sarah.
Steve and Dawn Luoma
August 21, 2013
May the kind words about your Sarah, in the many messages here, provide comfort in the coming days. Sarah was my daughter's counselor at El Rancho more than once. I remember her always saying, the night before camp started, "I hope Sarah is my counselor!" May your happy memories raise you up.
Amy Braman
August 21, 2013
I loved when Sarah played the drums with the FPC Praise band. She played with such joy and enthusiasm. Her smile was contagious. When she met our parrot she was most impressed that she would poop on command. Sarah we will miss you! Someday I hope to hear you bang on the drums again!!
Suzanne Tuch
August 21, 2013
To be absent from the body is to be present in the Lord. Reuniting with Sarah one day, I rejoice in the hope that this brings. Blessed be the name of the Lord!
Sean Maguire
August 21, 2013
My husband and I met Sarah through Todd Smith at Blue Ridge community church. She will be greatly missed.
Jonathan and Christa Fields
August 21, 2013
May Jesus welcome Sarah home.
To the McKeown Family: Please accept the comfort and compassion I intend by my following prayer for your souls as you celebrate the homegoing of Sarah: "Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Eternal Holy Spirit thank You for the soul of Sarah Elizabeth and Your Love shone through her soul during her 22 year earthly sojourn. Please draw the souls of her family members and community members close to Your Son Jesus for comfort and strength as they celebrate her journey home to You. Anoint their souls with salvation and grace as they adjust to to Sarah's absence in their earthly sojourns. Until we all rejoice in Your Presence I pray in the name of Jesus Christ.

I did not personally know Sarah Elizabeth but as a online student with Liberty University I wanted to celebrate with you Sarah's homegoing.
Milton Mohr
August 21, 2013
Dear McKeowen Family, Our whole family is saddened to hear of the passing of Sarah. We knew her from UEHS's marching band and from youth group at your church. She was just radiant joy with her tuba! We are praying for you all.
The Sells Family
August 21, 2013
I met Sarah when we were both Freshmen at Liberty. Always outgoing and always smiling. Shocked and saddened upon hearing the news. Even still, I know she is in a better place, with more reasons to smile than ever before.
Stephen Sigmon
August 21, 2013
I did not know Sarah that well, but my freshman year at Liberty I played with Sarah on a broom ball team. We also tie dyed our team shirts together. She always said hey when she saw me and constantly made me laugh. She will definitely be missed! Praying for Sarah's family and friends.
Erin Passmore
August 21, 2013
Sorry for the loss of Sarah..She will be missed..Is now in thew arms of Jesus..My prayers go out to the family and friends.
Delores Jackson
August 21, 2013
Beth and Steve,
I'm at a loss for words. Kaley and I are grieving with you on the news of Sarah's passing...Her huge heart, huge smile...We LOVED her Zest for life and fun quirky ways. We are so very sorry.
Wes & Kaley Ehret
August 21, 2013
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
Teresa Poling
August 21, 2013
Praying for the family and friends of Sarah. I didn't personally know her as I'm a Liberty Online student but my prayers are still being sent as she was my Sister In-Christ.
Stephanie Moore
August 21, 2013
Sarah and I met working together at scaremare. She helped me learn the stilts extremely fast and we had an awesome night scaring people and having fun. She was one of my favorite people ever to work with and she has personally that probably no one else has. Sarah my heart is broken and I will miss you dearly.
Manuel Amaya
August 21, 2013
Sarah was my student at Liberty University several years ago and I remember her outgoing personality. She was very talented and I always enjoyed looking at her projects. I would see her throughout the years and she would always ask me how I was doing and take time to catch up. I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss and please know that her Liberty University family is praying for you!

Alison Pettit
Professor of Information Technology
Liberty University
Alison Pettit
August 21, 2013
I didn't personally know Sarah; however, my condolences go out to the family and friends that will miss her.
Cassandra Thornton
August 21, 2013
For you, Sarah! The talks we had in the car helped me with my daughter in so many ways! Thank you! I will miss you this semester! Betsy at church would always send out texts about a girl who needs a ride to church! I always knew it was you! My kids loved having you along for the ride! So funny! So true! You really lived your life to it's fullest! I was envious of that, I'll admit. I loved your character, your condor and honesty! Our loss is Heaven's gain! Love you girl!
Abra Stout
August 21, 2013
Sarah was a wonderful teammate and held high spirits in every situation. I am so glad that I was able to meet her and get to know her as a friend,and she definitely had an impact on my thinking in the time I spent with her. She really taught me and others to not be afraid of who we are on the inside, and to let that person shine through. We will miss you Sarah! I hope the party in heaven is just what you expected.
Ron Beimel (Crew Teammate)
August 21, 2013
Dear Beth, Steve, and Laura,
It was heartbreaking to hear of beautiful Sarah's passing. I'm praying for you to find comfort and peace.
Rita Roma
August 21, 2013
Praying for your loss at this very difficult time. Your daughter was a wonderful camp counselor to my daughter at El Rancho. She was always singing and upbeat. She encouraged my son to go to paintball camp and other events. She made a lasting impression on us and will be truly missed. She was a bright light shining!
Janet Knadle
August 21, 2013
I did not know Sarah I am a Liberty Online student, but as I read the stories and look at her pictures I know that she was loved and is now an Angel looking after all her loved ones. Please accept my prayers and condolences for all who knew and loved her.
Delaney Reimann-Camejo
August 21, 2013
When I heard the news that Sarah had passed away I instantly recalled the time I talked with her at UEHS. I came back home for a visit to her Graphic Design class to talk about my job as a designer to some aspiring students. Most of the students never care that I come in to talk, but Sarah was one of those students whose eyes lit up when I was talking. I could tell that she was genuinely inspired and passionate about what she was doing, when she came up to me when the class ended and thanked me for spending my time with them. Other than that I didn't know Sarah personally, but I could tell that she had a bright future. My condolences to the McKeown family for your loss.
Cliff Little
August 21, 2013
Mr. & Mrs. McKeown and family: Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of Sarah. She always so pleasant and kind to me when she came in to do her math work. I was always happy to see her. She will be missed.
Susan Nance
August 21, 2013
Steve and Beth, So sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter.
Pat Dunning
August 21, 2013
In Myrtle Beach (2010) with Larry n Sarah M.
I can't believe she is no longer with us, but I know she's with God and in a better place than we are, you are truly will be remember Sarah and may God be with your family ~ Vil Metayer?
Vil Metayer
August 20, 2013
My condolences to the family, relatives, and friends of Sarah. Even though I do not know her, as an alum "Champion for Christ," a parent and grand-parent, I feel the loss for others who have lost a loved ones.
Linda Wilkins
August 20, 2013
I didn't know Sarah, as I am a Liberty Online student, but I feel as if I did as I read about her from these posts. She was an amazing person. Heaven has been blessed by her arrival. May God comfort you as you miss her. God bless you.
~ Mrs. Lisa Brown
Lisa Brown
August 20, 2013
You definitely were a bright light to me!
2 Corinthians 5:6-8 So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
Ashley Rhodes
August 20, 2013
Only you would burn me a skillet cd, and when I pop it in, the first song is the theme to Hanna Montana.... I still have it too
Aaron Kimball
August 20, 2013
I met Sarah in 2004 when I started going to youth group at First Pres. She was such a fun, lively person. Even if I had a bad day she would make me smile. I am blessed to have known her. What a tremendous loss for everyone here who knew her. But what a comfort to know she is with Jesus now.
Abigail McGowan ( Kimball)
August 20, 2013
I am an online student with Liberty. I did know her yet I was touched by the loss of her. PLease know I am praying for all that loved her. May GOd hold you all close during this time. Melinda Collins
Melnda Collins
August 20, 2013
To Sarah's Family:
I send my deepest sympathy today as a fellow Liberty senior awaiting the posting of my final grades. May the precious Holy Spirit comfort you and bring you peace. 2 Tim. 1:10
Sincerely, Katrina McIntyre/New Mexico
Katrina McIntyre
August 20, 2013
Saddened to hear of Sarah's passing. I loved her attitude and spirit. She will be missed. My prayers are with you.
Carla Miller
August 20, 2013
Head of the Charles 2012
She was always an incredible person to be around, and her personality was sure to make you smile, even during a cold morning at the lake or a regatta. My two years on the crew team with Sarah were unforgettable, and I know that there's no one who could ever replace her. You will be missed.
Carter Bowns
August 20, 2013
I had the great pleasure of having Sarah in a few of my graphic design classes at Liberty University. She was refreshingly offbeat and always 100% herself. She had a confidence and comfortability about herself that most people only dream of having. Everything she did had her glow about it. Saddened to hear of her passing. That glow will certainly be missed.
Lauren Baker
August 20, 2013
Rest in Peace Sarah, God Bless the Family and love ones.
August 20, 2013
I am so very sorry for your loss. Sarah lived in the dorm room across from mine freshman year. One night,Sarah decided she wanted to do mine and another girls make-up to look like we had been in a fight. She was always so creative and energetic. She is at home at peace with our Heavenly Father now. Praying for you all to find comfort throughout this painful time.
Julia Massimilla
August 20, 2013
Steve, Beth and Laura, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Sarah. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this very sad time. Scott, Lisa and Max Danser
August 20, 2013
A fun and exciting person to be around. Broomball won't be the same without her!
August 20, 2013
I met Sarah in Marching Band and she helped to make my freshman year a few years back, memorable. Wasn't super close, but the few times we talked I could tell how excited about life she was.
Kevin Wheeler
August 20, 2013
Sarah, Thank you for all the late night talks on dorm 12. Thank you also for being a role model and never being afraid to be yourself. I pray for comfort for your family and friends.
Yzela Palma
August 20, 2013
I'm am shocked and saddened at the loss of your daughter. I met Sarah at the Liberty University post office. She was one of the most upbeat and unique persons one could ever meet. Our lost is heaven's gain.
Kristina Falwell
August 20, 2013
Beth, Steve and Laura,
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Laura, Bill and Erin Woodworth
August 20, 2013
Stephen and Beth,
We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter.
Ron and Tammy Hendrickson
August 20, 2013
Beth, Steve & Laura, Courtney spoke highly of your precious daughter Sarah. Bllly Joel was oh so right when he sang "Only the Good Die young." From reading all of the posts about Sarah it is abundantly clear that she made a huge impact on a significant number of people in her very short time here. She will be there with her welcome welcome smile to greet her many friends when she welcomes them home in heaven.
Jeff Bennett
August 20, 2013
I didn't know Sarah extremely well, but I did become friends with her at Liberty University. I met her through the Comic Book Club, and from everything I could tell, she was a talented artist and a fun person to be around. At one point we even talked about collaborating on a comic book project together. I hadn't seen her in a while, but I was still sad to hear of her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.
Samuel Harris
August 20, 2013
Steve and Family,
We are so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter ~ our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very tender time.
Colleen and Rick Romano
August 20, 2013
Sending Sarah's family and friends my heartfelt condolences. Sarah was a joy in
the art department students and teachers. She touched my life and will be remembered...Deborah Randisi
August 20, 2013
You always made my day. And I will miss you! May you have God laughing as you did for all of us.
Sebastian DAVIS
August 20, 2013
Sarah.. there are no words. You where the essence of joy and such an inspiration to so many, including me..you will be terribly missed.. I love you and I miss your smile. -Forever, your Jenny.
“A thing of beauty is a joy forever.”
Jennifer Stermer
August 20, 2013
We are so sorry to hear of Sarah's passing, may God provide you with all that you need to get through this.
Alan,Brenda,Trever and Cassie Smith
August 20, 2013
Sarah,
You were a fantastic role model and touched so many young lives at the Ranch. You will be remembered for your outgoing, fun loving personality and your CANKLES!
Jeannie Laubert
August 20, 2013
Steve,Beth an Laura,
I was shocked to hear about Sarah, my love and prayers are with you. I remember when we did a production song at church years ago of handing down the Bible...Pastor Smith to pastor Piedmonte, to our family and our Gregory handed it to your precious Sarah..I think she was about two years old! What a beautiful young lady she became! May you be comforted with all your memories. Kim Paglia (Rollo)
Kim Paglia
August 19, 2013
You were one of the best leader's ever at El Rancho!! You always put a smile on the kids faces, & you were sooo funny, & caring! You will be missed xoxo <3
Cassidy Bond
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