Sarah E. Burt

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

Sarah E. Burt, 16, of Germantown Hills, Illinois passed away  June 29, 2010.

She was born July 17, 1993 in Hoffman Estates, to Randy A. and Lisa A. (Hanner) Burt.

Surviving are her parents of Germantown Hills, one brother, Joel, and one sister, Hannah, of Germantown Hills. Her grandparents are Howard and Ruth Burt of Monroe Mich. and Marvin Hanner of Jackson Mich. She is also survived by her boyfriend, Tim Thannum, of Germantown Hills, a multiple of aunts, uncles and cousins, and her beloved cat Shannon. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Jeanne Hanner.

Sarah was a student at Metamora Township High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society. She was involved  in  the National Youth Leadership Program in Washington D.C. She was a member of Rebuilding Together in Peoria, and swam for many years with various swim clubs in the area. She was a lifeguard at the Metamora Pool and also volunteered for the swim team working with younger swimmers.

She was planning on going to pharmacy school after graduation. She enjoyed skiing, family time on the beaches of Lake Michigan, and roller coasters. Sarah was very compassionate, generous and caring to all those who knew her.

Funeral services will held July 3, 2010 at Willow Hill United Methodist Church in East Peoria. Reverend Ken Hogren will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded.

A scholarship fund has been established at CEFCU in her name for victims of sexual abuse in sports related activities. Online condolences can be made at