Sarah Bednar, 45, of Kountze, a former resident of Beaumont, passed away Monday, October 21, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

A memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 24, 2013, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange.

Officiating will be Brother Nathan Keating, pastor of Parkway Life Church in Lumberton. Cremation will be under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory in Bridge City.

The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, prior to Sarah’s Memorial Service.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on March 9, 1968, Sarah was the daughter of William Joseph Bednar and Ina Jeane Lockart. Sarah was a dog groomer at Hairy’s Dog Grooming in Lumberton. Sarah had a loving compassionate heart for all animals and has helped many stray dogs find a better life, many times at her home.

She was a loving daughter, sister and friend who will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Sarah is survived by her longtime best friend, Bobby Copland and his son, Chip Copeland of Kountze; father, Will Bednar and wife, Deborah of Orange; mother, Ina Jeane Lockart- Neilon of Beaumont; son, Mark Block of Beaumont; twin sister, Susie Bednar of Orange; sister, Beth Lack of Mauriceville; and brother, Mark Bednar of Allen.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Southeast Texas; 2050 Spindletop Ave, Beaumont, Texas 77705.

Sarah is preceded in death by her beloved pets.