Obituary of Sarah Katherine Michael
Sarah Katherine Michael, 14, of North Liberty, Iowa, died, Friday, July 5, 2019, at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital, following complications of a brain aneurysm.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, where a Celebration of Life will conclude the evening at 7:30 p.m. Private family burial will take place at Ridgewood Cemetery in North Liberty.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Sarah's memory to Safe Haven Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 444 Williamsburg, IA 52361 or to the Ronald McDonald House.
Sarah Katherine Michael was born on January 8, 2005 at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital in Iowa City. She was the daughter of Joey L. and Stacy L. (Worley) Michael. She attended Garner Elementary School and recently completed 8th Grade at North Central Junior High. Sarah was looking forward to attending Liberty High School in the fall.
Sarah had a profound love for the arts. Her preferred mediums were drawing, painting, clay and playing violin in the orchestra. She was a voracious reader and often had several books going at once. She enjoyed hanging out with her beloved dog, Norman, a rescue from Haven Animal Shelter. Perhaps her greatest joy was time spent with her family and friends.
Sarah is survived by her parents, Joey and Stacy Michael, of North Liberty; her grandmothers, Shirley “Granny” Michael of Madisonville, KY, and Pam “Nana” Worley of Flatwoods, KY; a step-grandmother, Sharon “Mammaw” Worley, of Ashland KY, and uncles, Greg Michael of Mount Vernon, IN, and Steve Michael of Dawson Springs, KY; numerous cousins, step-cousins, step-aunts and uncles, and her faithful dog, Norman.
She is preceded in death by her grandfathers, Roger Michael and Jeff Worley.