Sara Elizabeth Raley
July 26, 1982-Aug. 20, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014 1:14 PM
Miss Sara Elizabeth Raley, 32, passed from this earth to heaven on Wednesday while at St Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis.
She was the first child born to Paul "Tony" & Mary Wagner Raley on July 26, 1982 in Crawfordsville, both survive.
Sara was a 2000 graduate of Crawfordsville High School, attended Ivy Tech & in 2007 graduated from IUPUI in Indianapolis with an IU bachelor's degree in social work.
Sara's passion was to help others. She was a family preservation advocate for Family Interventions in Crawfordsville and had previously worked at both Kroger's in Crawfordsville.
Sara was always understanding and tried to find the good in everyone. She was very strong in her faith, sharing it with many, even in her last days said "I want people to know that Jesus is real."
She is a member of the Church of God & attended the Grace Family Church of God in Crawfordsville. She was active with Celebrate Recovery in Crawfordsville and with various pancreatitis groups on Facebook.
Sara loved spending time with her family & her "fur babies", Gus & Simba. She was also an amazing artist who loved to write poems, drawl, paint & make various crafts.
Survivors include sisters Kyle Raley, Brooke Raley, and sister-in-law Michelle Manago; a nephew, Joey; and a niece, Ellie. She was also the granddaughter of Maxine Raley. They all live in Crawfordsville.
Sara will also be missed by best friends Peggy & Brad Grayson of New Market.
Sara was loved and will be missed by aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
She goes to meet her grandparents, Frank and Georgia Wagner, along with Paul "Bud" Raley in Heaven.
A Celebration of Sara's life will be led by the Rev Kyle Raley, assisted by the Rev Harvey Lange on Monday at 2 p.m. at Powers-Priebe Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Oak Hill North Cemetery.
Friends may visit on Sunday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Donations can be made by check to:
National Pancreas Foundation
3 Bethesda Metro Center
Bethesda, MD 20814
Or online at pancreasfoundation.org
Celebrate Recovery, c/o Rock Point Church, 429 W. 150 S., Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Online condolences may be sent to: powerspriebefh.com