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Sarah E. Links

January 24, 1948 November 11, 2018
Sarah  E.  Links
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Obituary for Sarah E. Links

Sarah E. Links, 70, of St. Augustine, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family, on Sunday, November 11, 2018, 6:20 PM, at OSF Richard Owens Hospice House, Peoria. 

Sarah was born on January 24, 1948 in Galesburg. She was the daughter of Edward and Catherine (O’Connor) Kennedy. She married Victor N. Links on June 26, 1970 in Rock Island. They celebrated 33 years of marriage before his passing on November 14, 2003. Sarah is survived by a daughter, Amy Thomason of Carterville, Ga; two sisters, Martha Riggs and Mary Kennedy, both of Galesburg; a brother, Patrick (Lucille) Kennedy of Galesburg; a nephew whom she loved as her own son, Adam Gilbert of Abingdon; two stepsons, Kirt Links of Galesburg and Pat Links of Bloomington; two stepgrandchildren, Scott Links and Sarah Links; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Victor; a brother, Michael Kennedy; and a sister, Shelia Young. 

Sarah graduated from Costa Catholic Schools. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. She worked at Gale Products as an administrative assistant and then later as a custodian for the Abingdon-Avon School District for 18 years, retiring after the 2017-2018 school year. Sarah loved her horses and teaching her nieces and nephews how to ride. She also loved to dance. Sarah had a big heart for animals and children; and was loved greatly by her nieces, nephews, family and friends. 

Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial of cremated remains will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018, 1 PM, at the Abingdon Cemetery. A celebration of Sarah’s life will follow the burial from 3 pm - 6 pm at the Abingdon American Legion Post 381, 546 IL Rte. 41, Abingdon. Memorials may be donated to the Boots and Saddle Club or the Knox County Humane Society.

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1:00 PM 12/1/2018 1:00:00 PM
Abingdon Cemetery

501 W. Memorial Dr.
Abingdon, Illinois 61410

Abingdon Cemetery
501 W. Memorial Dr. Abingdon 61410 Illinois
United States

Celebration of Life




3:00 PM 12/1/2018 3:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 12/1/2018 6:00:00 PM
Abingdon American Legion

546 IL Rte. 41
Abingdon , Illinois 61410

Abingdon American Legion
546 IL Rte. 41 Abingdon 61410 Illinois
United States

Memorial Contribution

Knox County Humane Society

Galesburg Boots and Saddle Club, c/o Buffy Allen 2127 US Hwy 150N, Wataga, Illinois 61488


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