Sarah L. Birkley, 46, of Wakefield, NE died on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Mercy One hospital in Sioux City, IA. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Journey Christian Church in Wayne, NE; Pastor Troy Reynolds will be officiating. The visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Journey Christian Church in Wayne, NE. Burial will be in the Wakefield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Bressler – Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home of Wakefield is in charge of the arrangements.
Sarah was born on October 1, 1973 in Wayne, NE, the daughter of James and Cissy (Morrison) Maly. She graduated from Wayne High School in 1992. She worked many places over the years, most recently at Josies in Wakefield, NE and the Wakefield Golf Course. On June 6, 2008, Sarah was united in marriage to Travis Birkley in Wayne, NE. She enjoyed racing, hanging out with friends and attending her children’s activities.
She is survived by her husband Travis of Wakefield, NE; daughter Savannah (Josh) Staub and their children Matthew and Lily; sons, Johnathan and Jacob Birkley of Wakefield, NE; sisters, Josie (Ron) Paulson of Wakefield, NE, Nancy (Dan) Decker of Sioux City, IA; brothers, James (Marcia) Maly of Norfolk, NE, Kevin (Carla) Maly of Wayne, NE; in-laws, Doug and Patty Jensen of Wakefield, NE and John and Teresa Birkley of Merril, IA.
Sarah was preceded in death by her parents, son, Matthew Luschen, sister, Sandra and brother, Daniel.