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1977 Sarah 2022

Sarah Elizabeth Clarke

May 17, 1977 — March 27, 2022

(May 17th 1977)- (March 27th2022)
It is with heavy hearts that the Clarke family announces the passing of Sarah Clarke at the age of 44 on her home farm.
Sarah devoted her life to a love of equine sport and took over the 100+ year old Clarke family farm to share her love of horses with all those around her through offering horse boarding, lessons, and beginner friendly trail rides year round. Never being one to back down from a challenge she took on handling all aspects of running the farm after her fathers passing with the help of her “chosen brother” Andy McNiven who taught her all she needed to know to run the haying equipment while channeling the patience of a saint to deal with the well known “wrath of Sarah” on bad days.
She was known for her stubborn ways she left a huge impact on the community being known by those around her for her kindness and eagerness to help those in need while asking nothing in return because as she said time and time again “That's the way it should be done so that's the way I will do it.”
Sarah was an active member to local fall fairs and club events and always took fun pride in being the Coldwater Fall Fair Queen in 1993. her goal was to make the horse events inclusive to all disciplines, skill levels, and ages to encourage more participation and did so by planning, sponsoring, and just supporting all events she could even when it meant trailering a few extra horses from her (totally not oversized) herd for those who didn't have their own horse nearby to ride.
She leaves behind her partner Richie Rankin who helped her reach goals for herself and the farm no matter how crazy they seemed, Her daughter Veronica.C who shares her love of horses and will care for her moms horses while sharing all that her mom taught her about them with those willing to learn, her Twin boys Waylon and Willie who carry Sarah’s sharp mind and bright smile with them so it is never forgotten, her mother Janet Clarke who will continue sharing memories of her daughter ( many including how she would neglect her gardens or ask her to hold the grandkids ponies), and her sisters Heather and Jennifer. Her well known german shepherd pup Hank will be spoiled and loved by all those in the family as she always did.

Following her wishes there will be no funeral as she found them far too depressing and dramatic though there will be a celebration of life held by the family in her memory as the weather decides to settle and dry up. Arrangements entrusted to the Mundell Funeral Home.


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