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Sarah M. Burns


Sarah M. Burns, 37, of Flora, died Tuesday, October 31, 2017 in Monticello, IN.  The disease took its toll on her, but she always had a smile and positive attitude for the fight of her life.  Sarah was born to Douglas Wayne Burns and Susan Cearing Trapp on August 9, 1980 in White County, IN.  Sarah came into this life as a fighter and went out as a fighter.

For several years she worked at group homes in Flora and Battle Ground as house manager.  She enjoyed helping others and it showed in her way of life.  Even in her death she was still giving as a donor.  Her family and friends were the everything to her.  She graduated from Carroll High School in 2000.

Sarah is survived by her mother and step father:  Susan and Marty Trapp of Bringhurst.  Step brother and wife:  Matt and Kara Trapp of Flora.  Several aunts, uncles and cousins.  She is preceded by her father and a brother Joshua Wayne Burns.

Sarah’s family is celebrating her life by inviting her friends to visit them Monday, November 6, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel, 204 South Center Street, Flora, IN 46929. Private burial will be in Chalmers Cemetery.  The family ask for no flowers and would like all donations be given to Riley Children’s Hospital Indianapolis in Sarah’s memory.  Sarah’s mother wants to thank everyone who helped Sarah in anyway.


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  • Laurie Weaver

    November 2, 2017 1:54 pm ·

    Your in our thoughts and prayers – Marty, Sue, and family.
    May you all be comforted.

  • Lola Crook

    November 2, 2017 2:16 pm ·

    I always loved Sarah.She was such a sweet little girl.Craig and I are so sorry for your loss.Lola and Craig Crook

  • Robyn Pokropinski

    November 2, 2017 3:02 pm ·

    I had the pleasure of working with Sarah through Spectrum Community Services. She always had a smile on her face and a positive attitude, although she certainly did tell it like it is when she found it necessary 🙂 She was an advocate for her clients at the group homes, and made sure they were always well cared for. While watching her struggle with health issues, I always noticed a smile on her face and a positive attitude–not many people can do so, but Sarah sure did! My condolences to Sarah’s family, and the many people who loved and cared about her. She will be sorely missed.

  • Eric, Marc and Dolores Wertz

    November 2, 2017 4:09 pm ·

    With Heartfelt Sympathy to the family. May God’s Healing Hand bring you all Comfort and Peace. Eric, Marc and Dolores.

  • Karen Pickett

    November 2, 2017 7:32 pm ·

    My family and I moved to Flora approximately 20 years ago and I got a job at Vans where I met Sarah. She was a teenager and I was quite a bit older, but she was one of the people that made me feel very welcome to a new community and job. She continued to be a friend all of these years and I will miss her greatly <3

  • Sabrina Prater

    November 2, 2017 10:58 pm ·

    Butchie was a huge impact on everyone’s lives she touched… memories flood with so many all the way back to the one way 20 years ago. So much love for you girl may you be at peace and pain free now darlin you’ll be forever missed and always loved

  • Carolyn D Narvaez

    November 3, 2017 7:33 pm ·

    Sarah has a beautiful sprit and will be truly missed by all. Susan my heart goes out to you in this time of sarrow you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Kim Ellis

    November 3, 2017 9:54 pm ·

    I met Sarah through my daughter Tara, I will never forget her, She came at you with a larger than life attitude, always upbeat, always smiling. This summer I had the opportunity to spend some time with her, and no matter what was going on with her, she never let it get her down. I was amazed at how she could just keep fighting and smiling the whole time. She certainly made me laugh! My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family, but most of all you Susan, I can not imagine losing my daughter, or the pain that you are going through, May God Bless you and bring you peace and understanding,

  • Kathy Klika

    November 5, 2017 11:34 pm ·

    I got to know Sarah when I came down from Wisconsin to do some work with Spectrum Community Services. Sarah had a heart of gold and was dedicated to making sure the clients in her care had good lives in the community. She was featured in one of our companies annual reports as she embodied the spirit of a true advocate and caregiver. I loved her positive attitude, humor, and ability to tell it like it is! I spoke with her a few months ago and reminded her that it was time that she let other people help her – that was hard for her because she was so used to being the caregiver. She talked about how she appreciated all of her wonderful friends and family and how thankful she was that her mom recovered from her fall. Even with all of her health challenges, she kept her humor and her optimism.

    Sarah will be missed by all of the people whose lives she touched. I know that I, like many others, will continue to think of her every time I see something tie dyed or come across a pair of brightly colored Nikes. Rest in peace, Sarah!

  • Melanie (Hirt) Falls

    November 6, 2017 6:16 pm ·

    I wish I had lived closer to my cousin Sarah. I’m so sad she is gone. Sue, you are in my thoughts and prayers. She’s in good hands now with grandma, grandpa, and uncle Doug.


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