Cover photo for Sarah K. Slipke's Obituary
Sarah K. Slipke Profile Photo
1985 Sarah 2024

Sarah K. Slipke

May 7, 1985 — January 3, 2024

Downs

Sarah Kathleen Slipke passed away on January 3, 2024 at the age of 38. Sarah was born on May 7, 1985, the third daughter of Michael & Kathleen Slipke.

Beloved daughter, sister and aunt; she will always be remembered for the nearly constant smile on her face, her stubborn determination and her strong faith.

Sarah grew up as the youngest of three daughters on the family farm. She spent many of her childhood days surrounded by pets, jumping on a trampoline and riding her bicycle. Once she got her driver’s license Sarah found joy in being the farm’s taxi driver and was often out driving the countryside to deliver people and parts from one location to the next. She graduated from Lakeside High School in 2004 and later achieved her associate degree from Cloud County Community College in Early Childhood Development.

Sarah was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Downs. She enjoyed spending time with her family and going to craft fairs and farmers’ markets. Her love of children was obvious from a young age and in her adult life she spent countless hours rocking babies to sleep and pushing her nieces and nephews on the swings. Sarah also had the unique knack to readily recall every birthday and anniversary date in her entire extended family.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Edwin & Miriam Slipke and Donald & Elaine Mann, and her cousin Kendra (Mann) O’Brien. She is survived by her parents, Mike & Kathy Slipke, sisters Cheryl (Ryan) Goheen, Crystal (Brady) Cline and her beloved nieces and nephews, Kaden, Makenna & Tyson Goheen, Coby, Colson, Alaina & Weston Cline, all of Downs, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Downs on Sunday, Jan. 7 from 4:00-6:30 p.m. with family present from 6-6:30 p.m. Vigil/ Rosary service will begin at 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 8 with Father Daryl Olmstead & Father Kerry Ninemire officiating. Interment will follow at Downs City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Downs or Downs Community Connections in care of Schoen Funeral Home and Monuments, 1001 Morgan Ave., Downs, Kansas.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Sarah K. Slipke, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, January 7, 2024

4:00 - 6:30 pm (Central time)

St. Marys Catholic Church

1312 Prentiss Street, Downs, KS 67437

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Vigil Service

Sunday, January 7, 2024

Starts at 6:30 pm (Central time)

St. Marys Catholic Church

1312 Prentiss Street, Downs, KS 67437

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, January 8, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Marys Catholic Church

1312 Prentiss Street, Downs, KS 67437

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Photo Gallery

Visits: 37

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree