Thursday, April 10, 2008

Sarah Temple Green

East coast trip: June 1957

Sarah Temple Green died on April 10, 2008, at her home in Springfield, Missouri. The cause of death was pneumonia. She was born on December 18, 1940. She attended Hay-Edwards Grade School and in the 6th grade moved to Dubois Grade School, where she was "Sadie" to her many friends.

At SHS, Sarah was active in Pep Club and the Junior Capitoline. She studied Physical Education at Eastern Illinois University and later taught PE at Eisenhower High School in Decatur and Lanphier High School in Springfield.

Sarah had a prior marriage that produced a daughter, Stacy. On August 14, 1980, Sarah married Tom Green. For many years she managed the business side of his practice in chiropractic and acupuncture.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Bill and sister Virginia. Her survivors include husband Tom, daughter Stacy (husband Dennis), and granddaughter Samantha.

Sarah's friends remember her as fun-loving, always laughing and upbeat, ever interested in her friends and willing to offer help or advice. She was fond of animals and treasured her dog and cat. Despite serious illness in recent years, she stayed in touch with her school friends, pictured below.

For help with this notice, our thanks to Judy Vicars Van Hagen, Carolyn Baldwin Quinlan, and Janet Gillum Plohr '59.

Friends at Dubois Grade School
Judi Dunkel, Donna Haycraft, Sharon Galasse, Donna Pickett, Judy Timm.
Sandra Galasse, Joanne Grove, Sarah Temple, Judy Vicars, Marcia Ruzes
Photo: Carolyn Baldwin Quinlan


Anonymous said...

I'm surprised no one has submitted any memories of Sarah (Sadie). I didn't know her well, but she was such a nice girl, kind of a tomboy as I remember. Sad to see our classmates leaving this world behind.


Anonymous said...

"Our Sarah" was a wonderful person. She was such a happy, upbeat person, always laughing and making you laugh. We all had such a fun time in grade school and high school together, and those memories were always present in her conversations when we talked these past five years.She had been out of touch with us for some time and then she came to the Class of '58 Reunion for the first time for the 45th Reunion. It was such a delight to see her and she was so thrilled to see all her old friends. It was like we had been together the whole past 45 years. She will be so missed and always in our thoughts and memories.
Judy Vicars Van Hagen

Anonymous said...

Sarah had a sense of humor like no other. I will miss that very much. After the last reunion, I did get to visit her in Spfld and meet Tom. Our sympathies to him and her daughter. Murphy

Anonymous said...

I am Sarah's neighbor and friend. Sarah meant the world to me and my daughter Anna. She shared so many stories of her childhood and college years with me that I feel like I know so many of you. She was always there for us no matter what we needed. We could always just run across the street for a good laugh with her, to watch a favorite TV show with her, or just to camp out on her couch for a while. My life is certainly better for having had her as my friend and I will miss her terribly.