Miss Sarah Marie Bearden

December 14, 1987May 24, 2010

Bearden, Sarah Marie, 22, born December 14, 1987 in Louisville and passed into heaven May 24, 2010 at University of Louisville Hospital, after being fatally injured in a car accident. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Robert S. Bearden and Frank Johnson. Sarah was a student at Spencerian College majoring in Radiology and previously graduated from Jefferson Community College, and Sacred Heart Academy in 2006 and Mother of Good Counsel in 2002. She was employed by Baskin-Robbins. Sarah was very proud to have recently completed her first Mini-Marathon along side her Mother. She was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church. Sarah will always be remembered in the hearts and minds of all that knew her as a beautiful, funny, bright and loving person. Her memory will be cherished by her parents, David and Jackie Bearden; sisters, Emily and Amanda; grandmothers, Jean K. Bearden and Mary Jeanine Johnson; 18 aunts and uncles; 30 cousins and her dog Peanut. The family would like to thank the entire staff of the CCU at University of Louisville Hospital for their care and support. Sarah's funeral mass will be held at 10:00am Saturday, May 29, 2010 at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 1395 Girard Drive. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation with the family will be from 1-8pm Friday in the parlor of Arch L. Heady and Son Funeral Home at Westport Road. In place of customary expressions of sympathy the family has requested memorial gifts to the St. Bernadette Catholic Church Building Fund. Online condolences may be left at



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Miss Sarah Marie Bearden

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August 3, 2010

To Sarah's Parents:
I did not know your daughter personally, but my children and I frequent the Baskin Robbins where she worked. I apologize for the delay in my condolences, however I only recently learned of her passing. I am remembering one day in particular, when my 8-year old couldn't decide on a flavor. He looked at every single flavor over and over, and asked to taste nearly all of them before finally choosing. I expected sighing, rolling of the eyes, and the general sense of impatience that I am typically met with under these circumstances. But oh, no. Not from Sarah. She did not act cross with him at all, just smiled at him with the utmost patience and tolerance. It was as if she understood that it was such an important choice to my child... not just ice cream. As a mother, that meant a lot to me. I cannot even begin to fathom losing one of my babies. My heart broke for you when I heard of your tragic loss. I may not know you, but I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and wishing you courage and strength as you grieve for your beautiful, patient, kind and wonderful little girl.

A Powell

June 22, 2010

Driving past the site of the accident everyday and thinking as a parent, how do you deal with something so sudden and tragic. My thoughts and prayers are with you as I know your lives will never be the same.

Chris, Melissa & Megan Cornett

June 7, 2010

"What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.... All that we love deeply becomes a part of us." ~ Helen Keller

May God bless you with peace of heart,
Your next door neighbors -

Earl Kohnhorst

June 5, 2010

We are so sorry to hear of your tragic loss. May our prayers be with you.

Pastor Larry D. Coleman, City Church 1100 S, 26th St., 7725384

June 1, 2010

My prayers are with you during your time of grief. May God comfort you in your time of need. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort. II Corinthians 1:3.

Lyndsey Palmquist

June 1, 2010

Mr. and Mrs. Bearden,
You have raised three beautiful girls with such wonderful personalities and unique qualities. I will miss Sarah very much and I wanted to kindly thank you for allowing me to have known her and for her to have touched my life on a personal level. I am grateful for the memories I have with Sarah and Emily. You are such good people and while sorry doesn't take away a fraction of your pain- I am deeply sorry for your loss. Thank you for blessing us with Sarah. I wish my son and husband could have known how special she was.

Lyndsey Palmquist-Diffey, Warren and Michael Diffey

Becky Winstel

May 30, 2010


"Do not stand by my grave and weep....I am not there. I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am a diamond glint on snow.
I am the sulight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awake in the morning hush,
I am the swift upflinging rush
of quiet birds circling flight.
I am the soft star shine at night.

Do not stand by my grave and cry....
I am not there.
I did not die.
I live with the Risen Lord."

(author unknown)

I pray each one of you are able to find some sort of peace amongst all of the sadness. I cannot fathom losing a child. Our prayers go out to all of you.

The Winstel family

Lindsay Barter

May 30, 2010

Dear Bearden Family,
I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of Sarah. I was in her religion class senior year at SHA and she always provided the comic relief. My thoughts and prayers are with yall!

Brittany Hurst

May 30, 2010

Bearden Family,
Through the years I have had so many stories with Sarah. If I had to write them down it would take years, I still remember her food orders from panera, taco bell and others lol we seemed to eat out ALOT!!! I remember how she loved Twilight and now I dont have her here to talk about the movies with. I will most miss her smile...even if she was mad at me...which could be often she had that big smile on your face!Then because of that smile everyone seemed to forget what they were mad about in the first place. Sarah is my best friend, I am still in shock from all this. It dosent seem real to me, I still think I am going to see her beautiful face walking into my home and this all had been a dream. But its not and I dont know when that is really gonna set in. I love you so much!

Sam Terwilleger

May 30, 2010

I'll always remember our last time seeing one another at, along with every other memory i have of you, was a good one. rest in peace Sarah, we will all miss you.