Sarah J. Walenta of Shawnee died Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at her home. She was 62.

Mrs. Walenta was born Dec. 21, 1946, in Quapaw.

She was a teacher in the Kansas City, Kan., Unified School District 500 for more than 20 years. She was a member of Legacy Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband, Danny Walenta of the home; one daughter and her husband, Sarah Elizabeth and Sgt. Andrew Evans of Oceanside, Calif., and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Black.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Legacy Christian Church in Overland Park, Kan. Burial will be in Leavenworth (Kan.) National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee.