SIOUX CITY | Sarah Marie Smith, 23, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, formerly of Sioux City, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013, at a Council Bluffs hospital of a sudden illness.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church in Sioux City, with the Rev. Andy Andersen officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City. Online condolences can be directed to meyerbroschapels.com.
Sarah was born on March 5, 1990, in Sioux City, to Brian and Holly (Ladenthin) Smith. Sarah was baptized at First Christian Church when she was in her early teens. She graduated from West High School in 2008.
She was a beautiful young woman who lit up the room. She had a very hardy laugh. She knew no enemies.
Sarah was an animal lover and loved being outdoors, fishing, and canoeing. She also threw a mean cast. Sarah loved going to Minnesota to visit her grandparents at their lake house. She liked to ride the paddle boat and ride the inner tube behind the boat. She also loved going to the Iowa State Fair and Adventureland. She also loved to talk on the telephone. Sarah liked listening to music, hanging out with friends, and she could shop long after everyone else was worn out.
Sarah is survived by her parents; one brother, Joshua and his wife, Christine; her niece, Harllie; her paternal grandfather, Jay Smith and his wife, Linda; paternal grandmother, Virginia Shannon; her aunt, Renee Anson and her husband, Mike; cousins, Rachel and her children, Kaylee and John, Steven Anson, Bradley Anson and his wife, Secily, Jennifer Krieger and her children, Eric, Landon, and Emily, and Kristin Babb; her maternal grandfather, Reginald Ladenthin; and her uncles, Jason Ladenthin and Neal Smith.
She was preceded in death by her grandma, Mary Ladenthin; great-grandma, Nadine Priestman; great-grandpa, Fred Priestman; great-grandma, Mabel Brady; and great-grandpa, Lee Brady.
Sarah left us after a very short life. We will miss her terribly.