Sarah K. Slipke

May 7, 1985 ~ January 3, 2024 (age 38) 38 Years Old

Sarah Slipke Obituary

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. 

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January 7, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
St. Marys Catholic Church
1312 Prentiss St.
Downs, KS 67437

Vigil Service
January 7, 2024

6:30 PM
St. Marys Catholic Church
1312 Prentiss St.
Downs, KS 67437

Mass of Christian Burial
January 8, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Marys Catholic Church
1312 Prentiss St.
Downs, KS 67437


St. Mary's Catholic Church
1312 Prentiss St., Downs KS 67437

Downs Community Connection
Downs KS 67437


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