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Sarah Lynn Ely

July 12, 1989 - May 10, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Sarah Lynn Ely, 25, died at 5:35 am Sunday, May 10, 2015 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born July 12, 1989 in Springfield to Todd and Vicki (Lambert) Ely.

Surviving are her father, Todd Ely; mother and step-father, Vicki and Kevin Korte, all of Springfield; three sisters, Lauren Ely, Rosalee and Jillian Korte, all of Springfield; grandparents, George and Judy Lambert and Jerry and Marion Ely, all of Springfield, Larry and Carolyn Korte of Lake of the Ozarks, MO; one niece, Lila Ely of Springfield and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Sarah was a lifelong resident of Springfield. She graduated from Christ the King Grade School, Sacred Heart Griffin High School and earned her teaching degree from Benedictine University. Sarah taught 4th grade at Pleasant Plains Elementary School as a substitute teacher. The things she enjoyed most were her niece, Lila and helping children. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. She loved boating in the Ozarks with her father and spending time with her family. She was actively engaged in helping others through various charities including Friend in Deed and St. Martin De Porres.

Visitation: 4 – 7 pm Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held at 4 pm.

Funeral Service: 10:00 am Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Christ the King Church. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lupus Foundation.

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Time: 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield


1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map

Prayer Service at 4 pm

Service Information

Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015

Time: 10:00 am

Christ The King Church


1930 Barberry Drive, Springfield, IL, 62704

(217) 546-3527 Map

Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015

Oak Ridge Cemetery


1441 Monument Ave
Springfield, IL 62702

(217) 789-2340 Map

Memorial Information

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Lupus Foundation

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