Sarah Elizabeth McKeown, 23, of Vestal, passed away peacefully into the arms of the Lord, on Saturday, August 17, 2013. She was predeceased by her paternal grandfather, James McKeown. She is survived by her parents, Stephen and Beth McKeown; a sister, Laura McKeown, all of Endicott; paternal grandmother, Jean McKeown, Vestal; maternal grandparents, Laurence and Lola Glass, Doylestown, PA; aunts and uncles, Susan McKeown, Vestal; Beverley and Todd Haar, Clifton Park, NY; Sandi and Bob Hardin, Doylestown, PA, and Clif and Pat Glass, Huntsville, AL; also many dear and cherished friends. Sarah was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Endicott, and a camp counselor for many years at El Rancho de Paz, Owego. She was a student at Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, majoring in Graphic Design, and was involved in their rowing and marching band programs. Sarah was a graduate of Union-Endicott High School, Class of ’08, where she was active in both marching band and track. She participated in several mission trips, including Kenya and Mississippi. She was also an employee of Target, Vestal. Sarah’s many loves in life included her Lord, children, music, art, and she had a talent for illustration and theatrical makeup.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 10 am, at First Presbyterian Church, 29 Grant Avenue, Endicott. Burial will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott, Tuesday from 5-7 pm and Wednesday at the church from 9 am until service time at 10 am. Expressions of sympathy in Sarah’s memory may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation, 1650 South Avenue #300, Rochester, NY 14620-3926.