Sarah Elizabeth Knight
Sarah Elizabeth Knight, of Kansas City, Missouri, born on October 17, 1942 passed on July 2, 2021. Sarah was a beloved sister, aunt & great aunt who adored her great niece & nephew’s. Sarah was the daughter of the late Benjamin Owen Knight, Sr and Inez Mildred Knight. In her early years, Sarah grew up on a farm in north Kansas City. She road horses, participated in 4H and frequently left school early to spend time with her father on the farm. Sarah graduated high school from Barstow in 1960 and then attended William Jewel. She was a debutante in the Jewel Ball in 1961. She graduated from the University of Missouri (1964) with a teaching degree and then obtained her masters. Sarah was a Tri Delta.
Sarah worked as a Special Education teacher for 25 years with the Shawnee Mission School District and North Kansas City. She started the Special Education program at Shawnee Mission North. After teaching, Sarah became an estate sale guru, managing/working/overseeing estate sales across the metro.
Sarah was the first woman elected to the KC Ski Club Board. She ran ski trips for 16 years, as well as, organized many ski club tennis tournaments. Sarah had belonged since 1965 to the Friends of Art, an auxiliary of the Nelson-Atkins Museum. She was a member of the Friends of the Art Board for 6 years. Sarah truly enjoyed America Royal activities. She was a member of BOTAR (1965) and the American Royal Ambassadors. For three and half years, she arranged art shows every three months at the America Royal Museum. Sarah was active for five years in the Cardiac Auximmary of Children’s Mercy Hospital. She was a member of Vanderslice, Sketchbox and Warwick Society of the Kansas City Art Institute. Sarah was a member of the Barstow Alumni Board and the Diplomat’s Board.
Sarah’s big joy in life were her family and friends. She enjoyed gardening, hosting dinner parties, visiting art museums, attending musicals and plays, wine tastings, treating others to meals, traveling and playing tennis and golf.
A Celebration of Life will be held on August 21st at 5:30 pm at Johnny Cascone’s located at 6863 W 91st St Overland Park, KS 66212. As many of you know, Sarah loved telling stories about her friends/family.
She was survived by her brother Benjamin Owen Knight, Jr, nieces & nephew, Anastasia Knight Oldham (Brian D. Oldham), Benjamin Owen Knight III (Amanda Knight), Ashley Knight Reed (Aaron Reed), and great niece & nephews; Madison Reed, Jackson Oldham, Gavon Reed, Griffin Knight & Cullen Knight.