Sarah Crim


Sarah Crim, 82, of Pampa, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2022, in Pampa.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, December 8, 2022, in the Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel with John Curry officiating. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors and Crematory.

Sarah was born on March 2, 1940, in Crockett County, Tennessee to Russell and Lizzie Chatham. She grew up and attended school in Humboldt, Tennessee, graduating in 1958. After high school, she attended Union University in Jackson, Tennessee where she received her Master’s degree in teaching. Sarah taught middle school science in Walker County, Georgia, and was a teacher for the Chattanooga school district as well. During her career, Sarah was a part of a teacher/student foreign exchange program. As a result, she was able to teach a class in Russia for two years. Sarah was also a member of the Global Thinking Project from 1995 to 1998.

In the late 1990s, Sarah retired from teaching. It was around this time, she met the love of her life, Wilbur Killebrew. Sarah moved to Pampa in 2000 to be with Wilbur and started her new life in a small town. Sarah was a part of many clubs and groups that kept her busy each week. She was a part of the Pampa Art Club, where she would paint, make baskets, and even stain glass. She was also involved in the Dumas Art Club and led a women’s knitting group at the First United Methodist Church. Sarah was a kind and loving woman who will be missed by her family and friends.

Sarah is preceded in death by the love of her life, Wilbur Killebrew; her parents, Russell and Lizzie Chatham; sister, Betty; and two brothers, Jerry and James.

She is survived by three nieces, Suzanne Campbell, Carlin Elrod and husband Kent, and Cheryl Phelps and husband Jeff, all of Tennessee; and four nephews, Neal Chatham and wife Colleen, Chris Chatham and wife Kathy, Jim Chatham and wife Glenda, and Phil Chatham and wife Diane, all of Tennessee.

The family would like to thank Pampa Nursing Center, Interim Hospice, and Holly Hoganson, Sarah’s physical therapist and friend, for taking such great care of their aunt during the last several months.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to P.A.W.S., 811 S. Hobart St., Pampa, TX, 79065, First United Methodist Church Hope Pantry, 201 E. Foster Ave., Pampa, TX, 79065, or The First United Methodist Church Winter Coat Closet, 201 E. Foster Ave., Pampa, TX, 79065.

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