by | April 13, 2021 12:07 pm

Last Updated: April 13, 2021 at 12:08 pm

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of our Sara on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021. She was a loving mother, daughter, sister, and friend to all. 

The journey of Sara Elizabeth (King) Etzold began in Garden City, KS on April 15,1981. The daughter of Alice King, she was raised in Ulysses, KS and graduated from Ulysses High School in 1999. She graduated from Pratt Community College in 2001 with her associates degree. She then attended Pittsburg State University. On December 21, 2002, Sara married Shane Etzold and started a family along with his wonderful daughter, Madison Mae. In 2006, they welcomed Violet Elizabeth into the world, followed by Elijah Shane in 2010 and Emilia Alice in 2011. Sara was District Manager at Cato Fashions from 2003-2013. Since 2013, she has worked for Craw-Kan Telephone Cooperative in customer service. 

Sara was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as host at birthday parties and get-togethers. She made friends everywhere she went. Sara had a heart for connecting with people. She had a kind personality and never hesitated to help anyone. She will always be remembered as selfless and soft hearted. 

Sara’s favorite hobby was reading. She loved any and all books. They helped her gain knowledge, stay sharp, and even escape. Other hobbies included music, sports, and shopping. Sara loved all genres of music and participated in musicals and many other performances in high school and college. She also loved children. She spent most of her life babysitting, coaching, and loving as many children as she could. She will be sorely missed. 

Sara is survived by her children – Madison of Lawrence, KS, and Violet, Elijah, and Emilia of the home; her mother – Alice King of Edmond, OK; and her siblings – Amanda and husband Michael Garcia of Branson, MO, and Anthony and wife Emmie King of Edmond, OK. She is also survived by 11 nieces and nephews, many aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

Sara was preceded in death by her grandparents, Albert and Helen Lipscomb and Lee and Dolores King; uncles Edwin Applegate and James (Jim) Howard; and cousin Maurice Chandley. 

Visitation will be held at Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home 1638 E Hwy 76 Branson, MO 65616 Friday April 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. 

Graveside service will be held at Dann Cemetery in Brownbranch, MO on Saturday April 17 at 1 p.m.

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