Sarah Irene Smith, age 61 of Harrisonville, Missouri passed away Saturday, January 22, 2022, at Saint. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. Sarah was born January 17, 1961, to Lula Fay Guerin and John Smith in Springfield, Missouri. Sarah worked in factories, the medical profession, and ended her with career teaching. Sarah earned an associate degree in business, a bachelor’s degree in psychology, criminal justice, and psychology, plus a master’s degree from Drury University.
Sarah was known for her giving nature, passion for learning, and helping others. She loved her children, grandchildren, and all her extended family with everything she had. She enjoyed sharing ideas, anything creative and crafty, cooking, and just spending time with those she loved.
Sarah was preceded in death by paternal and maternal grandparents, parents Lula Fay Guerin and John Smith, and two sisters Vallery Smith-Burkhart and Mary Ann Smith.
Sarah is survived by her children Kirk Tyler Walker and wife Cassie Walker of Oldfield, Brigitte Walker of Springfield, Johnnie Doty and husband Dustin Doty of Humansville, Tory Smith and fiancé Adam Waldram of Harrisonville; six grandchildren Isaac Walker, Isaiah Walker, Amera Rankin, Sacred Rankin, Kenley Smith, and unborn Doty baby; six siblings Debbie Parker and husband John Parker, John Smith, Will Smith and wife Robin Smith, Jackie Smith and wife Cindy Smith, Joyce Case, Harvey Smith and wife Angela Smith and many other family and friends.
In one final selfless act of love and contribution to learning and the greater good, Sarah donated her body to Science Care in hope of helping further cancer research. A Celebration of life will be held 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 25, 2022, in Barnes Funeral Home, Ozark, Missouri. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to Barnes Funeral Home to help with the cost of the service and anything left over will be donated to cancer research.