Sarah M. Harkins

Fredericksburg Mother, Unborn Child Die Following Insect Sting

by | Dec 13, 2014 | Uncategorized

By Susan Larson

Fredericksburg mother Sarah Marie Schulzetenberg Harkins, 32, and her unborn daughter Cecilia Rachel died July 28 following an insect sting.

She was in her backyard when she was stung by a bee or a wasp and had an allergic reaction which caused a brain aneurysm, family members told WWBT.

Sarah is survived by her husband, Eric, and four children, Liam, 7, Analee, 5, Jude, 3, and Faustina, 1, a special needs child. She is also survived by her parents, Jim and Bonnie, and her siblings, Julie, Tom, Anthony, Robert, Christina, and Katherine.

From her obituary:

“An active parishioner at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, she [Sarah] recently initiated a women’s bible study for the parish home-school mothers.  While home schooling her own children, she created a Montessori-style preschool program for the local home schooling co-op.  She also ran a home business of designing handcrafted clay rosaries and jewelry, which sold worldwide.  As a faithful volunteer at Mary’s Shelter crisis pregnancy center, she donated her handmade jewelry for fundraising events.”

Two funds have been established to help Sarah’s husband and children.


Previous obituaries are listed on the columns page.
Follow Fredericksburg.Today on Facebook and Twitter, too.

Share This