Birth Date: November 7, 1979
Death Date: September 8, 2017
Sarah E. Boys, 37 passed away September 8, 2017 in the comfort of her home. Sarah was born November 7, 1979 in Decatur, IL the daughter of William and Paula (Smith) Boys.
She graduated from Stephen Decatur in the class of 2000. Sarah was actively involved with Special Olympics Illinois with her Dream Catchers Team. She served on the Special Olympics Board of Directors from 2003 through 2006. Sarah was known by many as a Global Messenger speaking to organizations around Decatur and throughout Illinois. Sarah also was an active member of the Heart & Soul Choir. The love and joy she expressed when singing was amazing.
Sarah leaves behind her mother and father and dog Shaggy at home as well as her beloved aunts, uncles and cousins. She also leaves many very Special friends, her entire Dream Catchers family and others who touched her life in Special Olympics in so many ways. Sarah was preceded in death by her grandmother Alice Marie Boys and grandparents Melvin and Mary Smith of Shelbyville, IL.
Sarah’s family would like to thank DMH Hospice. Sarah’s CF team at Barnes-Jewish was instrumental in giving her 37 years of remarkable life. We also thank Dr. Hima Atluri and Jeanne Hansen for their wonderful care as well.
Per Sarah’s wishes, a Celebration of Life hosted by her family will be observed at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Decatur on September 24th from 2 – 5 pm. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to her Special Olympics Dream Catchers Team or Central Christian’s Heart & Soul Choir. The family also request that you attend in your favorite sports team shirt.
The family of Sarah E. Boys is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Avenue, Decatur, IL 62526. Send condolences to the family at www.gracelandfairlawn.com.