Sarah Jane Reekie, 65, of Topeka, died on December 11, 2018 at Stormont-Vail Hospital.
She was born in Brookville, PA on January 28, 1953 the daughter of Richard Harry and Martha Louise (Valmont) Birch.
She worked as a meter reader for Westar Energy and was a veteran of the US Army.
Sarah enjoyed sewing, reading, BINGO, going to the Casino and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Rodney Reekie, a son Troy (Kristina) Smith, grandchildren, Cody and Roy Huske and Erik Rethman, Gabe and Lisa Smith, and two great grandchildren, Ayla and Royce Zirkle, and her siblings, Wayne Birch, Lisa Smith, Virginia Carter, Sherry Piovesan, Martha Lou Bash, Randy Birch, Carrie Birch, Christine Snyder, Maxine Walter, William Birch, Robert Birch, John Birch, Fred Birch and Betty Steel. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jody Huske in 2015 and by two brothers, Albert and Denny Birch.
Sarah will lie in state at the Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home on Thursday after 2:00 p.m. where her family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Friday at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Ave., Topeka, Kansas, 66603 to assist her family with expenses.
Online condolences and fond memories may be left at www.brennanmathenafh.com.