April 2, 1917 – January 12, 2013
Sara (Sese) Latrice Mays, age 95, passed away with her family by her side, on January 12th. She was born on April 2nd, 1917 in Centerville, IA. She spent her early years in Spring Hill and later moved to Des Moines and made it her home. She graduated from Lincoln High and then began to travel with her dance team, the “Rhythmettes”, where she later met her beloved husband, Jimmy Mays. They were married on October 2nd, 1938.
Sara worked in retail at The Children’s Shop, Heaven to Seven and Younkers, although her primary job as mother was her most cherished. When she wasn’t cooking delicious Italian and Greek food for her family, she enjoyed needle point, knitting, reading, cake decorating and gardening.
Sara is survived and lovingly remembered by her daughter Susan (David) Likens of Altoona and her grandchildren Michael (Jackie) Mays of Plainfield, Illinois, John (Pam) Mays of Mingo, Sarah (Chad) Buswell of Prairie City, Cristen Likens of Des Moines, Nicole Likens of Des Moines and Joy Likens of Altoona. Sara also had 7 great grandchildren who love her dearly. Sara is preceded in death by her parents, four siblings, her husband of 61 years and her son Tom.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm at Brooks Funeral Care on University. Funeral services will be held at 10 am at St. Augustin’s Church in Des Moines. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Iowa Commission for the Blind.Information provided by: Brooks Funeral Care 7975 University Blvd. Clive, IA 50325 www.meaningfulfunerals.net