Dewitt Obits

Sara Harden

 Sara “Saranelle” Harden, 72 of Clinton, IL, passed away 5:53 PM April 7, 2022 at Carle BroMenn Medical Center, Normal, Il.


Sara was born on January 9, 1950 in Clinton, IL the daughter of Max and Bula (Thompson) Rainey. She married Randy P. Harden February 24, 1978 in Clinton, IL. He passed away April 8, 2020.


A time to celebrate the lives of Randy and Sara will be 3 PM, Saturday, April 30, 2022 at Calvert Funeral Home in Clinton, IL with Jason Sniff officiating.  Visitation will be 2 – 3 PM, Saturday at the funeral home.  


Survivors include her children, Jennifer (Lyle Denison) Harden, Clinton, IL; Megan (Ethan) Carriger, Lebanon, OH; and Nicole (Andy) McGirr, Bloomington, IL; and three grandchildren, Annabelle Denison, Avery McGirr, and Emmaline McGirr.


She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Sandra Kent.


Sara left this world with a beautiful legacy. She didn’t know a stranger and would take the time to talk to anyone about anything.  Throughout her life she had various jobs but the theme was consistent-her heart was for serving others.  Most recently Sara was an in-home caregiver, something she took great pride in. Her love for and faith in Jesus was evident and made a lasting impact on her children and those who knew her.  When things were difficult, Sara was always optimistic, trusting that things would turn out alright. This served as a foundation of strength for her children, grandchildren and all the many lives she touched with her kindness and generosity.  She was incredibly strong and her character was undeniable. She enjoyed fostering dogs through Second Chance Pet Adoption and was known to keep many of the animals she came to love.  Sara had a passion for gardening and growing her favorite flowers, lilacs and roses.  Her children and grandchildren will forever think of her when they bloom or when their scent lingers.  Sara loved spending time with her grandkids and being an active participant on the sidelines of their many activities.  She will be missed greatly by them and by everyone who knew and loved her.


Memorials may be directed to Second Chance in Clinton, IL