1927 - 2016

Sarah J. Veerman, 89, of Pekin, passed away at 7:40 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, at Pekin Hospital.

Sarah was born on July 29, 1927, in Spring Lake Township, Tazewell County, to Elmore Clyde and Bertha (Hughes) Callaway. She married John Edward Veerman on March 4, 1948, in Pekin. He passed away on Aug. 15, 2007.

Also preceding in death are her parents and one brother, Glen Callaway.

Surviving are two daughters, Joyce and Diane Veerman of Pekin; two brothers, Clyde (Lois) Callaway of Manito and Gary (Gloria) Callaway of Pekin; three sisters, Shirley Veerman of Ludington, Mich., Donna (Paul) Meeker and Judith (Larry) Whitehouse, both of Manito.

Sarah was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, at Lakeside Cemetery with the Rev. Mike McLeod officiating. There will be no visitation. Henderson Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 921 Caroline Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

To view Sarah’s tribute page or to send an online condolence go to www.hendersonfuneralcare.com.