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SARAH CHRISTINE TRUMP, age 16, of Rockton, IL, formerly of Sycamore and Earlville, IL, fought the good fight and won many more years than she was given. Since being diagnosed with cancer in 2006, Sarah defied all odds before her body broke and released her soul back to her Heavenly Father, Sunday, September 4, 2011, at her home, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family. BORN: Sarah was born April 20, 1995 in Aurora, the daughter of Mark A. and Sheri M. (Lee) Trump. EARLY YEARS:Sarah grew up in Earlville where she attended local schools. In 2005, the family moved to Sycamore before making their home in Rockton, IL in 2008. EDUCATION: Sarah never received a chance at graduation, but made the most of her time at school making memories and friends at every turn. OCCUPATION / WORK HISTORY:Although she never held a full time job, Sarah donated her time and her heart to T.A.I.L.S. animal shelter in Sycamore. Never able to bring home any of her charges, they all got a double dose of love before she had to go home at night. LIFE NOTES: Sarah had an infectious smile, an old soul and strong spirit. Although Sarah’s heart was made of gold, it contained the hard rocking rhythm of Avenged Sevenfold and Bullet for My Valentine but she also enjoyed the stories folded into country music, especially those by Rascal Flatts. Sarah was a lover of horses and enjoyed her time in the Girl Scouts. Roller coasters and haunted houses also gave her a one of kind thrill. She was also a camera hound, snapping pictures of everyone and everything, whether they liked it, or not. Sarah had to grow up too soon, facing adult challenges and terrible decisions before her time. She took it all in stride and rose above it all, but always with her family less than one step behind her, supporting her every move. Even when they had to amputate her left leg, she managed to go on a skiing trip, flying down the slopes on a ski and a prayer. Sarah also was able to ride her quad, a gift from her aunt Sharla and uncle Greg, giving people rides around the back yard and having fun for hours. When it looked as if she wouldn’t be able get her driver’s license, Sarah adapted and overcame again. The happiest she ever seemed was when she drove up to her grandpa’s house in her first car for the first time, meeting grandpa who was waiting on the front step. Not that that was the first time she drove however. The grass in their backyard never stood a chance when she practiced driving till her heart’s content. In fact, Sarah drove everywhere she could, making memories with every mile. Nothing was impossible for Sarah and her story will be retold as the years pass by. She and her smile will be missed dearly but never forgotten. SURVIVORS: She is survived by her mother, Sheri Getz of Rockton, IL and her father Mark Trump of Earlville, IL;One brother Corey Trump of Earlville, IL;One sister Donna Trump of Rockton, IL;Maternal grandmother Leona (Jim) Svoboda of Lena, IL;Maternal grandfather, Fred Lee of Buffalo, MN, Paternal grandfather, Dennis Trump of Earlville, IL, and Many aunts and uncles. PRECEDED:She is preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Sharon "Sue" Trump. VISITATION / FUNERAL Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., Thursday, September 8, 2011 at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL. A funeral to celebrate her life will also will be held at the funeral home, Friday, September 9, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Jerry Herron will officiate and interment will follow at Kaneville Cemetery, Kaneville, IL. MEMORIAL In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her name to benefit her favorite charities. Checks may be made to the "Sarah Trump Memorial" and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at www.conleycare.com.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., Thursday, September 8, 2011 at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL. A funeral to celebrate her life will also will be held at the funeral home, Friday, September 9, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Jerry Herron will officiate
Interment will follow at Kaneville Cemetery, Kaneville, IL.