Rest in Peace Sarah
It is my sad duty to inform you that Nebraska Right to Life Past President & Board Member Sarah O'Mara died Friday, May 20th. You will remember Sarah as the smiling little lady in the wheelchair who devoted her life to the pro-life cause. A Rosary will be said at 7:00 p.m. this Thursday night, 5/26 at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Lexington, Ne and the Funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, 5/27 at St. Anne's. Sarah requested no flowers and asked that all memorials go to Nebraska Right to Life, the organization to which she devoted her life. If you would like to send a card to the family, here is the address:
Dr. Kenneth O'Mara
43870 Rd. 770
Eddyville, Ne. 68834-6216
Please keep Sarah and her family in your prayers. "Well done, good and faithful servant"
Eddyville resident, 60KEARNEY — Sarah Joy O’Mara , 60, of Eddyville died Friday, May 20, 2005, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington with the Revs. Gerald Carlson and Paul Colling officiating. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at St. Patrick’s Cemetery near Eddyville.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church in Lexington.
She was born March 11, 1945, in Broken Bow to Arthur and Lily (Weinman) Kinish.
On May 28, 1966, she married Kenneth O’Mara in Anselmo.
Survivors include her husband; sons, Richard of Okmulgee, Okla., and James of Eddyville; daughter, Julie of Damascus, Va.; mother, of Overland Park; and special friend, Lois Carlson of Kearney.
Additional survivors include her daughter-in-law, Sherry of Okmulgee; granddaughter, Jean of Overland Park, Kan.; grandsons, Greyson Twist of Pratt, Kan., and Philip Twist of Okmulgee; brother, Edward Kinish and wife, Karen, of Brady; sisters, Barbara Dunn and husband, Floyd, of Rushford, Minn., Angela Booton and husband, Wayne, of Marshall, Minn.; Lois Hickey and husband, Bill, of Willow Island, Virginia Hickey of Alda and Karen Tullis of Gordon; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
She lived near Anselmo and attended Rural District 58 until seventh grade. Because of illness, she received her eighth-grade education at University Hospital in Omaha. She graduated from Notre Dame Academy in Omaha in 1963.
She continued her education at Kearney State College and graduated with a degree in business education in January 1969.
She led an active life and volunteered in the communities in which she lived.
She was always an active member of the Catholic Church.
In recent years, she and her husband taught CCD at Christ the King in Gering and St. Ann’s in Lexington.
She was a dedicated advocate for various causes.
She was involved with Assistive Technology, a group that helps promote handicap accessibility.
She was a long-standing member of Nebraska Right to Life and served on the state board for 15 years. She served in several offices, including as president. Her work with the anti-abortion movement was extremely important to her.
In May 1972, while living in Indianola, she was honored with the McCook-area Mother of the Year Award and will always be remembered for her desire and dedication to help those around her.
She was preceded in death by her father in 1984; brother-in-law Mike Hickey in 1991; mother-in-law LouElla in 1994; and father-in-law Earl in 1999.
Memorials are suggested to Nebraska Right to Life.
©Kearney Hub 2005
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NEBRASKA RIGHT TO LIFE MOURNS PASSING OF PAST PRESIDENT
LINCOLN---Long-time Nebraska Right to Life Board member and immediate Past President Sarah O'Mara of Eddyville died on May 20th.
"The Nebraska Right to Life Board of Directors mourns the passing of our friend Sarah O'Mara who dedicated her life to the pro-life cause," said Julie Schmit-Albin, NRL Executive Director. "Sarah's commitment to defending the innocent went beyond that of the average pro-life activist. Since the age of 13 she was confined to a wheelchair but spent her adult life in dogged determination to restore protection to the unborn. It was not unheard of for Sarah to go from car to car in her wheelchair, distributing our Voter Guides in election time. She didn't let anything stop her and we will miss her greatly."
Sarah had served as NRL President for the past three years up until illness forced her to resign in March. She still remained on the NRL Board, where she had been a member since the mid-1980's.
Sarah's funeral will be at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Lexington, Nebraska on Friday.