Sarah was a member of the First Baptist Church and was very involved with the youth at the church, such as Sunday School, VBS, Zephyr Encampment and as a chaperon on many trips.
She sang in the community choir and was a member of the Progressive Womens’s League. She also traveled to Austin many times to speak for the rights of nursing home residents.
Sarah worked for FH Vahlsings in accounting/bookkeeping and was secretary at Weber-Hardin Elementary School in Mathis. She loved her Mathis Pirates and Lady Pirates and was still attending games at 88.
She loved her children, taught them self discipline, to respect themselves and others. She brought them up in a Godly home. She could reprimand strongly when needed and turn around and defend them like a bear over her cubs.
She loved family gatherings, the old stories, laughter, grandkids and great-grandkids. Her biggest role was wife and caregiver to her beloved husband Larry. She devoted 66 years to caring for his health needs, supporting his career choices, moving from Weslaco to New York, Mathis, Venezuela and back to Mathis.
Sarah is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Eunice Rentz and Beatrice Looney; and brothers, Walter Greer and A. D Greer.
She is survived by her husband, Larry Stapp; a daughter, Linda Stapp Walkoviak; a son, Steve (Shonnie) Stapp; five grandchildren, Gina Walkoviak (Jim) Goldman, Stacy Walkoviak, Christi Stapp (Jared) Black, Bradley (Lori) Walkoviak and Brady (Kendal) Stapp; seven great-grandchildren, Ashton, Rhett, Grace, Madelyn, Jaden, Tyler and Beau; and numerous relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Friday, Aug. 22, at Dobie Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 23, at 10 a.m. at Cenizo Hill Cemetery with Rev. Mike Herrington officiating.
In memory of Sarah, the family asks memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or the South Texas Children’s Home.