It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of our Sara Etzold of Mulberry, Kansas, Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021. She was a loving mother, daughter, sister, and friend to all.
Her journey began in Garden City, KS on April 15, 1981. 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 she 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. She 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. She 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.
Her favorite hobby was reading. She loved any and all books. They helped her gain knowledge, stay sharp, and even escape. Other hobbies include music, sports, and shopping. She 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 and survived by her children Madison of Lawrence, KS, and Violet, Elijah, and Emilia of the home, Mother Alice King of Edmond, OK, Siblings Amanda and husband Michael Garcia of Branson, MO, and Anthony and wife Emmie King of Edmond, OK. As well as 11 nieces and nephews, many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Sara was preceded in death by her grandparents Albert and Helen Lipscomb, Lee and Dolores King, uncles Edwin Applegate, and James (Jim) Howard, and cousin Maurice Chandley.
Visitation will be held at Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home and Crematory, 1638 E Hwy 76 Branson, MO 65616 on Friday, April 16 from 5 to 7 pm.
Graveside service will be held at Dann Cemetery in Brownbranch, MO on Saturday April 17 at 1 p.m.