Sarah Louise Smith returned to her Heavenly home on February 7, 2016, in her home surrounded by loved ones . She recently celebrated her 72nd birthday, with Family and friends, showing how much they love her. Sarah was an example of humble strength for all who knew her. She loved deeply and her family was the highlight of her life, she was once quoted as saying "I love my kids but the grand kids are so much fun!"
Sarah was born in Griswold, IA, and later moved with her Parents and two siblings to Valley, Nebraska where she attended Valley High School. In 1963, she married for the first time and started her family, with 3 children a daughter and two son's in tow she zig-zagged her way across Nebraska, leaving her foot prints where ever she lived. Some of her more exciting adventures include racing "Powder Puff" motor cross placing in 1st or 2nd in every race. She drove a school bus for 6 years in both Odell and Blue Hill Schools district, she also worked in home health care, and spent 11 years working for the local Co-op. In 1977 Sarah met Larry Smith while working at the Dalton Cafe' and truck stop, they married soon after and from this union her arms were filled once more with her youngest daughter.
Maywood, Nebraska was the place they planted their roots, she has been a pillar in this community for over 30 years standing up for the needs of the community as a member of the town counsel and attending school board meetings, ensuring the needs of the children are met. She had a beautiful heart who welcomed without question people in to her life. If you knew her you loved her.
Sarah was preceded in death by her Husband, Larry Dee Smith, Mother, Martha McGehee and Father, Riley (Buck) McGehee. She is survived by her Sister, Sharon Fike of Sun Valley, NV, her children, Kathryn Miller of Las Vegas, NV, Arthur Allen Miller (Shelly) of Manhattan, KS, Michael Miller of Cheyenne, WY, Kimberly Smith Cuellar (Chad Conard), of Maywood, NE, and her forever daughter in law-Lisa Miller, 8 Grand children, 4 Step Grandchildren, and 4 Great Grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Curtis, Nebraska; Friday, February 12, 2016, 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm.
Services will be held at First United Methodist Church - Curtis, February 13, 2016 at 10:30 am.
Burial will follow in the Maywood Cemetery, Maywood, Nebraska.
Memorials may be given to the Maywood VFW or the Village Market or the Co-Op in Maywood.