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Private Interment

St. John Catholic Church

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Sunset Hill Cemetery
Thursday July 2nd, 2020
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Marion Chapel
Friday July 3rd, 2020

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St. John Catholic Church
Friday July 3rd, 2020

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Sarah Elizabeth Stuchlik

Sarah’s life began on September 28, 1946 in Wichita.  She was the daughter of Harold and Florence (Graham) Fortney.  Sarah was a 1965 graduate of Mt. Carmel High School and a graduate of Wichita Business College.  She was united in marriage to Monty Stuchlik on September 2, 1967 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Wichita.  Sarah worked for Pilsen State Bank in Lincolnville, a bookkeeper and even a nanny in Wichita but her only true vocation was as a loving wife and caring mother.  She did not work outside of the home until the children were grown.  Sarah volunteered at her children’s schools and volunteered at church because family was everything to her.  She was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Herington and a member of the Altar Society.  Sarah was very musical, she played piano, organ and accordion.  She loved music and musical theatre.  Sarah was a horse racing enthusiast and Kansas City Royals fan.  She enjoyed reading, sewing and putting together puzzles.  Sarah’s greatest joy was her children and grandchildren and she cherished every minute of that time.  Her loving family includes her husband Monty Stuchlik of Lost Springs; children Candace (Michael) Thode of Valley Center, Daniel (Melissa) Stuchlik of Pilsen, and Ross (Megan) Stuchlik of Lost Springs; grandchildren Tanner, Allie, Colt and Dakota Stuchlik and brother Kenneth Fortney of Wichita.  Sarah passed away on Monday June 29, 2020 at Newton Medical Center.  She is preceded in death by her parents, grandchildren Cheyenne, Cole and Hunter Stuchlik, three brothers and two sisters.  Her family will gather with friends on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Marion.  Rosary services will be held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Herington with Mass of Christian burial following at 11 a.m. celebrated by Father Peter O’Donnell.  Sarah will be laid to rest in Pilsen Cemetery at a later date.  Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to Good Shepard Hospice, the Father Kapaun Legacy Fund or St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in care of the funeral home.  Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Sarah at www.ymzfh.com.

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So sorry for your loss. I have lots of great memories of Sarah and Monty(other family as well). She will be dearly missed.

Nita Bittle Jul 14 2020 12:00 AM

Sarah and I grew up together. Her Mom was very generous and helped mine in many ways. Sara and I spent three weeks At Camp Ursula the summer of my 12th year, courtesy of Mrs Fortney. Mrs F also paid what we owed St Marys High so I would be allowed to graduate! She was a wonderful woman. Sarah followed in her Moms footsteps. She was loving and generous, took pleasure in helping whenever she could. As I think back, Im remembering more and more about Sarah. Impossible to believe that we had known each other for more than 60 years. I miss her but hope to be with her again soon.

Sue Jul 4 2020 12:00 AM

We were deeply saddened at the loss of Sarah recently. We had kept her in our constant prayers. Sarah was a delightful person with a lively intellect and sense of humor. John and I were fortunate enough to be part of Sarah's family, and I am so grateful for the time we spent with she and Monty. I especially will miss sharing laughs with Sarah at family celebrations - I will always be looking for her. Monty, we loved Sarah so much - and we love you, too.

John and Marianne Siebert Jul 3 2020 12:00 AM

Sarah was a friend and co-worker for many years. I will always have those fond memories. She will truly be missed by many who knew her and loved her. Rest in peace Sarah.

Carol Riffel Jul 2 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Sarah Stuchlik

Bill and Kathy Goentzel Jul 2 2020 12:00 AM

My thoughts are with you, Monty. I know what you are going through after losing my husband two months ago. Sarah was a very nice person. We will miss her.

Rowena Plett Jul 2 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Sarah Stuchlik

Jane Dorsey, West Richland, Washington Jul 2 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Sarah Stuchlik

Megan Jul 1 2020 12:00 AM

I miss you and I love you, Grandma.


Megan Jul 1 2020 12:00 AM

Mom, thank you for being my best friend from Day 1. You are the most devoted, caring, and selfless woman I have ever known. As a child, I never understood the love you had for your family. As an adult, I realize that at almost 50 I still strive to make you proud. You fought the good fight, Mama. Now, you can take a little rest. Youve always been my first phone call every day. Good news is, now I dont have to pick up the phone to talk with you. I love you! Candee

Candee Jun 30 2020 12:00 AM

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